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THE RECORDS OF THE 
Proprietors of the Narragansett, 



OTHERWISE GALLED 



THE FONES RECORD. 



Hhocle IslaDd GoloQial Gleanings 



VOLUME' I. 



BY JAMES N. ARNOLD, 

EDITOR OF THE NABBAaANBETT tilSTOBICAI, BeGMSTEB, CoMFILEB 

Vital Recobbs of Rhode Island, Etc. 



PROVIDENCE, R. I.: 

NaBBAOANSBTT HlgTOBICAL PUBLISHING COMFANV. 
1894. 



A, JC>003 



Copyrighted in tiie Office of the Librarian of Congress at 
Washington, D. C. 



WORKS BY JAMES N. ARNOLD. 

Narragansett Hi»torieal Register, 8 Vols., 1882 to 1891. 

Aylesworth Genealogy. 

Church Genealogy. 

Vital Record of Rhode Island 6 Vols., viz: 
Vol. I, Kent Co. 
Vol. II, III, Providence Co. 
Vol. IV, Newport Co. 
Vol. V, Washington Co. 
Vol. VI, Bristol Co. 
The Supplement now in course of preparation 
Rhode Island Colonial Gleanings. 
Vol. I, The Fones Record. 
Other volumes ij) preparation. 

Also in Course of Preparation and will be published when 
patronage will warrant. A Visitation to the Cemeteries and 
Burial gro^iuds of Rhode Island. 

This will be the authors greatest and most unique work. 



Introductory Note. 

The importance of the " Fones Eecords " require thaj;thay 
should be annotated, but the peculiar situation and condition 
of our State Records are such that the proper care and atten- 
tion they deserve cannot now be given theui. In order there 
fore that this record may have the attention it deserves, tlie 
compiler publishes them in their present form and intends to 
publish some time, in the future notes explanatory, historical 
and critical illustrating the matter here treated. He "wishes 
therefore that all readers who have anything that wiU aid him 
or any suggestions or can refer him to any authorities that 
will be of service to him, to do so. The Narragaiisett History 
lb of great interest to New England and it is the sincere wish 
of the compiler that all evidence bearing on the subject may 
come before him that he may be enabled to present in this 
work, this historical gent Rhode Island is so justly entitled 
too. 



Introduction. 

THE FONES RECORDS beyond all doubt, are the most 
historic Lanid Evidence compilation extant to day in New 
England. The fate of our state at one time depended upon 
the success or failure of the scheme recorded in this work. 
Samuel Granstou successfully overthrew the whole matter 
and to reward him the People of the State elected and re- 
elected him Governor until his "death he serving them in this 
office near thirty yeaife. If political fortunes were made ; 



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fortunes also were ruined by the exposure. In the whole it 
was a very severe lesson unto all engaged in it and a warn- 
ing to these who have not learned the lesson, that even the 
best laid plans of men go often wrong. 

In regard to the preservation in print of our Colonial 
Records both Town and State, our people h/ive been very 
indifferent, not to say careless. Such an institution as a 
Historical Society we have in name only. What has been 
done* in the line of historical and genealogical preservation 
has been undertaken and carried through entirely by inde- 
pendent sources. We know by our own pergonal 'experience 
that where we should have looked for encouragement, 
kindly advice, and friendly interest, we found our bitterest 
enemies and such that even went outside of "truth to work us 
an injury. Our path, not over pleasant at the best, has been 
rendered very disagreeable by meu whose extreme selfishness 
have given very narrow-minded conceptions of literary quali- 
fications. While we have had many things unpleasant to 
contend against, we have also had things encourageing and 
peculiarly pleasant. 

One of these pleasant features happened to us in January, 
1891, when with the advice of friends we prepared a j)etition 
to the City Council of Providence to have the Early Records 
placed in print. Our petition was also signed by a number 
of scholarly and thoughtful gentlemen in full accord and 
sympathy with us in our laudable work and they aided us in 
our effort. This petition was favorably acted upon. The 
result was that a start was made and has been since continued 
until now, ( March 1894, ) the 5th volume is before us in 
print. 

We have always had a pride in this matter that we accom- 
plished the work with our friends, aid of started and putting 
into successful operation so desireable a work. 

To show more fully the matter, we here publish the original 
papers. 



To the Honorable, ihe Citj Council of the City of Provi- 
dence : 

The undersigned respectfully represents that it has become 
a matter of the utmost importance that steps be at an early day 
taken to preserve the early records of the town of Providence 
by printing the same after the general form and in the man- 
ner pursued by the city of Boston. 

The undersigned having had large .experience in decipher- 
ing and printing old records, would respectfully ask your 
Honorable Body to raise a special oommittee, who shall con- 
sider this matter ; here your petitioner, in further explana- 
tion, examine the printed books- of the Boston Eecords, 
which your petitioner will exhibit, and report to your Hon- 
orable Body the plan found most feasible.'for preserving our 
early records, which are of such inestimable value. 

JAMES N. AENOLD. 

We, the undesigned citizens of the city of Providence 
hereby respectfully recommend t lie foregoing petition to your 
favorable consideration, fully recognizing the great impor- 
tance thereof. 

J. ERASTUS LESTEK. 
G. M. CARPENTER. 
E. C. MOWRY. 
C. H. GEORGE. 
AMASA M. EATON. 
E. BENJ. ANDREWS. 
REUBEN A. GUILD. 
HENRY R. BARKER. 
J. 0. AUSTIN. 
GEO. T. HART. 
CHARLES W. HOPKINS. 

Presented by" John E. Keridrick and ref erretd to Committee 
on Education January 19, 1891^ 



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(; Prom Providence Journal and BullBtin Jftn.i 20y 1891. ) 

" Mr. John E. Kendrick presented the petition of G. M. 

Carpenter et al. to preserve the early records of the town of 

Providence. Refered to the Committee on Education." 

(January 19, 1891. ) 

IK COMMON COUNCIL. 

Of G. A. Carpenter et al. relative to preserving the early 
records of the town of Providence. To the Committee on 
Education. 

Read. Th^^reupon it is ordered that the same be received. 

Passed in Common Council March 2/ 1891. In Board of 
Aldermen March 5, 1891. 

( Copy of Records of tlie" Common Council March 2, 1891 ) 

" Upon recommendation of the Committee on Education a 
resolution is read and passed appointing a Record Commis- 
sion to and appropriating the ^ sum of flOOO. Therefore, 
the roll b&jjig call as follows : Ayes 36. Noes none, absent 
or not voting 4." 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

John E. Kendrick, Chairman ; George E. Barstow, Edwai'd 
S. Aldrich, John J'. Gilmartin, Alderman Elisha Dyer. 

No. 115. Report of the Joint Committee on Education 
Relative to Printing Old Town Records. 

( Presented March 2, 1891. ) 

To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Provi- 
dence : 

The Joint Standing Conjpiittee of the City Council on 
Education, to whom was referred in Board of Aldernmn, July 
2, 1890, and in Common Council, January 19, 1891. peti- 
tions prating that the early records of the town may be 
printed, respectfully report : 

That there are several ancient books of record in the 
offices of the City Clerk, of /the £)lerk of the Municipal Court 
and of the Recorder of Deeds, which are in such a condition, 
from long use, that the preservation of -their valuable 
contents can be accomplished only . by reproducing 



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them ill a substantial and permanent form. These records 
aie highly valuable ; first, as furnishing- material for the very 
important 9,nd interesting early history of the town ; and, 
secondjy, as furnishing evidence by deeds, layouts, wills and 
daany other particulars of the*greatest consequence in tracing 
and proving the ownership and descent of property. In their 
present ■ condition, they are in large part legible only by 
experts, and they are subject to the changes of destruction 
from wear and accident. 

Your committee are oftbe opinion that these records should 
be reproduced by printing rath'er than by writing. The 
printed will be more legible, can be examined by several 
investigators at the same time, will not be subject to mis- 
chievous alteration, and the possession of a number of copies 
will enable the city to make to other Municipal Governments 
and to Public Libraries such distribution oi these monumental 
records of our early history as may seem proper. 

They have endeavored to ascertain approximately the cost 
of such printed copies, but they find that a careful examina- 
tion of the record books must first be made in order to deter- 
mine how many volumes require to be reproduced, and in 
what style it is best that they be printed. They thenefore 
recommend that this work be begun by the appointment of a 
Commission, with authority to do the preliminary work, arid 
produce (me volume of copies in a manner worthy of the 
importance of the work. On the completion of this volume, 
the Commission will be able to jeport mucE more -definitely 
than can be estimated, the probable extent and cost of the 
work, and the City Council can better decide when and how 
far it is advisable to continue. 

The committee, therefore, recommend the passage of the 
accompanying resolution. 

JOHN E. KENDRICK, Chairman. 

No. 116. Resolution Appointing, a Commission to Print 
the Old Town Records. 



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( Approved March 6, 1891. ) 

Resolved, That Horatio Rogers, George M. Carpenter and 
Edward Field are hereby appointed Record Commissioners, 
who shall serve without compensation, for the purpose of 
collecting and printing the early records of the town of 
Providence, and said Commissioners are hereby authorized to 
expend the sum of one thousand dollars for collecting and 
printing said records, said sum to be charged to the appro- 
priation for printing. 

In face of the above facts and to show how very small some 
minds can be when allowed by selfish motives to cont;rol, we 
call especial attention to the first report of the Record Com- 
missioners where in the appendix. They show just how far 
the so called Rhode Island Histerical Society had interested 
themselves in the' matter. Our work was done nearly seven 
years after they utterly failed to do anything according to 
their own published report. Yet in spite of this published 
fact, one of the Record Commissioners has the face to write 
this in a published address, ( see page 19 of the R. I. His. 
Quar. for April 1894. ) 

" It was not until this Society pressed the matter upon the 
attention of the City Council three years ago that municipal 
action was taken." 

We pronounce thi^ an unqualified falsehood for the reason 
above given. 

Having been so successful in this matter we have become so 
bold as to Start our new serial of which Volume I is now 
before the reader. It is proposed to make the RHODE 
ISLAND COLONIAL GLEANINGS an invaluable work of 
reference to all Rhode Island Scholars. The Compiler has 
spent years of labor and intense study to perfect/ himself for 
his chosen life work. He has thoroughly equipped himself 
for his work but .at the expense of wealth, for had he but 
have put the same time and' energy into some other business 
pursuit he no doubt could have accumulated aome wealth in 



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his now the twentieth year -of historical research. We are 
uot writing this introduction for effect but to give an honest 
expression to ^rhat one has to encounter in this state who 
tries to do a much needed work. The coming generation 
will be more liberal and just to us and we intend to leave 
behind us a written statement about some things that will 
not be pleasant reading to certain parties alive to day. 

If there is any short' comings in this volume and its appear- 
ance is not every way satisfactory will the reader please to 
remember we have done the best we could with the means 
God and Man has placed at our disposal. 

If the public and our friends will place more means and 
encouragement in our hands another volume will follow this. 
We have serveral volums of the serial in manuscript which will 
be printed as soon as means are given and pledged for such 
purpose. 

It is not our intention to put fancy prices to any of our 
.works. The price plfCced in ourpresent one of ^.50 is higher 
perhaps than some of the others will be held so far as mat- 
ter is concerned. In brief we shall put the price as low as 
possible consistent with successful publication. 

The writer takes great pleasure in having successfully pub- 
lished his VITAL RECORD OF RHODE ISLAND 1636- 
1850. The town records of the five countries of the state 
are now in print making a total of nearly 3200 pages. He 
is willing to rest his fame upon this great work alone which 
he considers a monumept to his industry and long and very 
patient research. 

, -NOTE—: The Contents, General Iftdex and Index to 
Places will be founded after the text in this work. 



the records of the 
Proprietors of the Narragansett, 



OTHERWISE CAI/LED 



The Tones Record. 



( 1 ) Whereas, Mr. Jolin Winthrop, Governor of Conecticut 
maj'r Humpfrey Aderton of Dorchester, withe Several other 
there friends haveing obtainede a gifte or giftes from the 
cheefe Sachem or Sachems of the Naragansets the grande 
deede of giftes beinge hereafter Recorded, and for our more 
comfortable and orderly carrying an end of al things, and 
that things may be seteled we jointly here Agreed this Sev- 
eral ordere we shal follow after the Records ot" these deeds 
til's i November 1659. 

Know all- men by these p'sents that I Cogineaquon 
Sagamore or Schem of Naraganset. In consideration of that 
greate love and affection, I doe have unto English men es- 
pecially, mr. John Winthrop, Governor of Conecticut, Maj'r 
Humphrey Atherton ef the Massachusets, Richard Smith, 
Senir, and Richard Smith, Junir, of Cocumerosnclv. 
Traders Leiftenent William Hudson of Boston, Amose 
Richenson of the same, Boston, and John Tinker of Nasliii- 
way, Trader, have Given and Granted and doe by these 
p'sents ffully; freely, voluntarily, Absolutely and Effectually 



Give, Grante, confirme and make over unto my said friends 
one Tract of Land in my country called by the names of 
Wyapumscut, Mascacowage, Cocumscosuck, and such like, be 
it containing more or less, bounded by the brooke or Eiver 
called Mascaekowage on the North East bye a brooke or 
River called Cocumscosuck on ye South West bye Common 
path or way betweene these on the North west or North 
bounds. And by sea or waters on the south, to have & to 
holde the said Tracte'of Land, togeather with the privelidge of 
sumer feed for there cattel, making of hay in- all meaddows 
Swamps and Lowe grounds, without the said bounds to the 
Northward to them, the said Governor Winthropp, Maj'r 
Atherton^ Richard & Richard Smith, Leiftenent Hudson, 
AmosejRichensou and John Tinker, tlieire and every of theire 
friends, their heires and Assignes, for ever, onely excepted the 
Lands in possession of and belonging already to Richard 
Smith, Sen'r, w'ch was his proper Right and is expressed by 
deede j;:^bef ore this grante, to be to him, his heires and 
Assignes for ever, and a Neck of land called Potowomuck 
included in this said grant well I doe Reserve for plan teiug 
ground for me and my friends until such time as we see 
cause to forsake it, or lay it down as alsoe the privilidge of 
fishing and gathering of clams and other shell fish, all other 
the p'mises from the said Rivers or Brooks, Mascuchowoge 
Cociimscusuck, Sea and Path, and other, the privilidges before, 
mentioned, to be there owne proper use and uses, to injoy 
and improve as there owne proper Right and Interest fr(mi 
henseforth, for ever. And I, the said Cogineaquon by this 
my deede of gift caled and delivered, and possession of the 
said land given before the witnesses hereafter mentioned doe 
Ratifie and confirme the same, and doe premis the same to 
defend from all other persons laying claime to 'the same, 
dated this eleventh day of June, 1659. Seae'd and deld in 

the p'sense of Awasshouse, Indian. 

Reubev Willis, Interpreter. 

James Smith, Wester Smith. ^'^« '^«'-*« of coginaquond, 

' and Seale. 




Note. — In the margin this is called "A coppie of the 
deed of gift for the north end tract of land." "Exam No. 1." 

(2) Knowe all men by these presents, that I, Coginaquand, 
chiefe Sachem of Naraganset, In Consideration of the greate 
love and Eaffection, I doe beare unto Englishmen, Especially 
mr. John Winthropp, Governor of Conecticjatt, Maj'r Hum- 
phrey Atherton of Massachusets, Richard Smith, Senior, and 
Richard Smith, Junior, of Cocumscosuck, Traders, Leut. 
William Hudson of Boston, and Amos Richeson of Boston, 
aforesaid, and John Tinker of Nashuway, Trader, have given 
and granted, and doe by these presents ffuUy, freely, volun- 
tarily, absolutely and effectually give, grant, confirme and 
make over unto my said friends one tract of Land in my 
countrie of Naraganset, called by name Namecocknecke, be 
it more or less Cocumseoset Wannuchecomecut, otherwise 
called Anochetucket, Pawsackaron, Wannalcheremocut, Mat- 
tatuxset, bounded by , the Brooke called Cocumseoset on the 
North East, from hence running on a West line as farr as 
Anochetackett River, And from thence on A West line to 
the North West of a I'onde called Pawcackaron, on the South 
West bonnded by A River called Mattutuxsett and sea to tl}e 
sea, or Petaquamscutt, bounded by the Sea or Water on the 
South East; to hiive and to lioald the said Tracte of land, to 
geatlier with the priviledge of Summer feed for there cattel 
making of hay in all meadows, Swamps and low grounds, 
without the said Bounds to the North warde and North West; 
to them the said Governor Winthropp, Major Atherton 
Richard and Richard Smith, Left William Hudson, Amos 
Richeson and John Tinker, there and every of there friends, 
there heires and Assignes forever, onely excepted the lands in 
pesetion of and belonging already to Richard Smith, Sen'r 
Richard Smith Jun'r togeather with James Smith well was 
there proper Right and is expressed by lease or grante before 
this grante, to be to them, there heires and Assignes forever; 
Alsoe except an necke formerly granted to Mr. Holding, All 
which Tract, Necke or Nepkes fore mentioned, I the aforesaid 



Cogiiiaquond, doe give and make over all and Singular, this 
my foresaid Land, to these my foresaid friends, to have and 
to houlde to them,there heires and Assignes forever, with all 
manner of Rights & Titles and priviledges there unto be- 
longeing, and due promise to defende the same from afiy 
manor of Clialenge or Clainie what soe ever. And I the afore- 
said Coginaquond by this my deede of gift, sealed and de- 
livered before these witness here after mentioned, doe ratifie 
and confirme the same And doe proniis the same to defende 
from all other persons laying claims to the same. 

Dated this fourth of July one thousand six hundred 
fiftie nine. 

Signed Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of us: — 

Nathaniel Greene. ^;__ .^ 

John Vial. ~7 

Tho. Stanton. ThPMwrke of 

John Stanton. Coginaquond 

and a Seale. 
John arnishe^ 

Receid this sixt of July 1659, of Major Humphrey Aderton 

and the rest of his friends, the some of seventy five pounds, 

in wampum peage with several other things, as a gratuity for 

certaine Lands given the said Majr Aderton & his friends,as 

may appeare by the Several deeds of gift I say received by me. 

Test Coginaquond f^ ^ ^^ his marke. 

John Woodmansey. ^ 

Jno. Vial, 

Note. — In the margin this is called "A coppie of the 

deede of gift for the Southend tract of laud. Coginaquonds 

tract. No. 2 exam. 

(2) At A meeting of'mr.John Winthi-opp, major Humphrey 
Atherton, Mr. Richard Smith, Sen'r mr. Richard Smith junr, 
Leftenent William Hudson, mr. Amos Richison and mr. John 
Tinker, at the house of Edward Hutchinson, this 4 of nov- 
emb^r 1659 it was o.dered. 

We who are nominated in these two deeds of gift doe all 



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of us Joyntly accept of and give unto Cap. Edward Hutch- 
inson, equal sheire and Interest witk us whose names are in 
^fka^^Gr^Mid!' *li6 deeds, as fully as if his names had been 
inserted in both the tracts of lande, he paying his sheire as 
we doe. 

We alsoe order and apointe, that the tracte of land to the 
Southward of mr. Smith's Traiding house, shal be and here- 
by is set aparte f or farmes for mr. Winthropp, Major Aderton, 
Capt. Edward Hutchinson, Mr. Richard Smith Senr. Leift 
Southern. Tract for William Hudsou, mr. Amos Richison, mr. 

• farmes m _ ' ' 

equal shares. Richard Smith Junr. and mr. John Tinker in 
Equal protions. 

We also order and set aparte the Northerne Tracte oP 
land for a Plantation wch we intende into sixty shaires And 
to give out of the same to such men as shall be aproved of 
by us, such proportions as shal orderly be granted them and 
that what proportions is granted to any shal pay to us, towards 
our greate charge we have been at, twelve pense for every 
Acker is Alotted to them and alsoe who ever shal have any 
hmde there shal from time to time and at all times, them and 
^PiantaHons°^ there heires and successors for ever, contribute 
to the maintenance of an able goodly orthodox minister. 

We also doe hereby agree that, major Atliertou and Capt 
Edward Hutchinson, mr. Amos Richarson and Leiftenant 
William Hudson, or any three of them, shal have full power 
as A comniitte tt) Act in all matters that may concerne the 
settling the said plantation, as Admiting of Inhabitants and 
ordering all matters that may be for the good of the said 
"mnTs^rovinces pl3.ntation and promoting the orderly planting 
of ye Plantation, there of , f Or tliis ycare Ensueingand till other 
order be taken therein. 

At A meeting of Maj'r Atherton, Edward Hutchinson, 
Lef tenant Hudson & Amos Richison at ye house of Ewd. 
Hutchinson this 21 march 1660-61, It was ordered that 
whereas Maj'r Josias Winslow & Capt. Thomas Willitt they 
purchased mr. Jno. Tinkers Right in the two tracts oF lande 



at Naragaiisets wch was granted from the Indian Sachems 
Major Winsiowand, that maior Winslow & Capt. Willitshal have 

Capt. Willit 1 (.\i 1 • 1 • i.1 

to have a share, each ot them a shaive as our selves in the 
Northern tracte and shal have mr. Tinkers shaire betwixt 
them in the Southerne tracte & in al other purchases are 
equal with us & a farme also in the northerne tracte to 
make them equal p'portions in the whol grante. 

''^hc^e°i^sof° I* is alsoe ordered thatmr. John Browne Senr. ol: 
^^shcire'fie.' ^ Seacuncke haveing a grante from Tocomino 
a bought eight yeares shice of certaiue of the 
lands wch is within the Compass of our grante 
wch he gives up into the companie that he the 
said .Mr. Browne shal be equal shaires wth our selves 
in the Northerne tracte of lande And alsoe is received in as 
f ul as any of us in ye last margaige from the f ouer Sachems 
& for the midle tract of lande mr. Browne is to have halfe 
mr. Richison p't in Namocock ueck & mr. Browne & mr. Rich- 
ison is to have betwixt them A farme in some place of the 
northern Tracte to make them equal p'portions in ye whole 
grante. 

Note No. 3 Exam. 

(4) Whereas Cogiuaquond hath given to mr. John Winthrop 
and maj'r Huinpfrey Addeton & pairtners two parcels oE lande 
lyeiiig in Naragansets Countrie as apers by two writings, one 
bearing daite ye eleventh of June 1659, the otiier the fourth 
of July 1659 as may more amply appeare now we Cesheq. 
uansh and Scuttup chiefe Sagamores or Sachems of Naragan- 
sets doe freely & Absolutely give and make over al our right 
and Interest in both the said purchases of lande to the said 
mr. John Winthrop & the rest of his friends acording to ye 
contents of the said writeings as witness our hands the fifth 
^''tA7n%?'^^e1Ztl::''- day of August 1659. 

the marke \ of Scuttop. 



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Signed and delivered in the 
presents of of ns: — 
Valentine Whitman; Interpreter. 
John Sassamon, Indian Interpreter. 
Edward Hutchinson Sr. 
The niarke of Panatiik. 

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Indian. 

" Testamony"^ * John Sassaman Affirmed before the court that 
haveing published his name as a wittnes to the writeing wch 
in writeten wasp'sent when Scuttop the Sagamore within men- 
tioned signed and published his name by his marke to the same 
andthat he was an Interpretor did read the said within written 
to the said Scuttop before he signed it so as he wel understood 
what he did And was alsoe p'sent with Ceshequonsh the 
other clieife Segamore said unto Scuttiip that what he did In 
Relation to the confirmation of lands by Coginaquand given 
to the Gentm within mentioned as in two other writeings 
may Appeare he did and would owne as donne by him selfe 
& further with not onely Ceshequansh in his haveing said 
that the lande within given was -not the p'perty his as it was 
Scuttops and therefore what he did was good That this was 
Reaffirmed on the 24th 2 mo. 1660. 

Attest Edw. Rawson, Recorder. 

Whereas this fifth day of August 1659 there is a friendship 
agreed upon betwixt Majr Humfrey Addeton and the Sach- 
ems of Nanagansets viz. Ceshequonsh, Cogiquand and Scut 
top the said Major Humfrey Adderton p'mise that he will be 
a f riende to the said Sachems in any thing he can that is just 
and the said Sachems doe ingaige them selves not to selle or 
Alienate, give or dispose of any lande in there Countrie to 
any p'sons what soe ever, whither English or Indians, with 
out the consent and Approbation of the said Majr Humpfrey 
Adderton but if they doe the same to be null and voide'. In 



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witness whereof we have Interchagably put to our liaiuls the 
(lay and yeare above said. 

■ 

111 the p'seuts of these witnesses:- \ 

The marke ^V^-k of Scuttu}). 
Valentine Whitman, Interpretor. ^"^ 

Ed. Hutchhison Sr. 

Note in the margin is this "friendship with ye Indians & 
there promis not to sell any lande with out major Addertoh's 
consent" 
No. 4 & 5 Exam. 



The Sachems' con- ^5) Wliereas Coguiaquand hath given to mr. 

firmation of ye _ , mr • , 1 p • a n 1 o .1 ■ 1 

Tract of land j/i J onnWinthrop & majr Adderton & Other there 
"iranted!^ partners two parsels of lande lyeing in Nar- 
agansets Countrie as a prs. by two writeings under 
hand and seale, one bearing daite ye eleventh of June 
1659, the other the fourth of July 3659, wch writeings we 
have seSne & Each Interpreted to us the Domentions and 
grants in the several Avriteings apears now we Ceshequansh 
and Scuttup and Wequachanuit being alsoe chiefe Sagamores 
or Sachems of Narag'ansets and haveing with Coginaquand 
fui power to dispose of al the land in Naraganset Countrie 
doe freely, Absolutely & Effectually give and make over the 
said two tracts of lande to geather with the privilidges in 
the lande above it to the Northward and Westward, of mow- 
ing & feeding & timber of al our lande above the said lande 
Tip into the Countrie acording to the contents of the said 
writeings unto mr. John Winthrop Govn'r of Conecticat, 
Majr Humphrey Aderton of Massachusets, Capt Edward 
Hutchinson, Lieft William Hudson, mr. Amos Richison and 
mr. Richard Smith Senr. & mr. Richard Smith Junr. & such 
others as they shal take in with them & there heires & As- 
signes lor ever. In Avitnes where of we have Set to our hands 
& scales the fowerteenth day of June 1660 And hereby 
p'niis to defende the same from al others that shal lay claime 



to any parte of the said laiide from any p'sons of tital from 

any others. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the p'sence of 

with three words or clause in the lost time aftef 

the daite before sealinge and signeing. 

John Cranston. marke 

Caleb Carr. Scuttup v/* his marke. 

i 

Valentine Whitman Interpretor 

, Thomas Minor. 

/ 

Nucombe/^ye Indian. Sechequonsh his 

his niarke. 

& a Seale 




^^'^^^"^ fi I"'^i^"'- Wequachanuit^_^,,i,„,^^.l^^ 

his marke. 



.^Ihs 



& a Seale 




Quequashanuit's 
Receipt. 



Received by me, Queqnashannit, Alias Gideon A; chief e 
Sagamore of Naraganset, of Edward Hutchinson & William 
Hudson, the snme of Eleven pounds in goods and peage at 
eight 'A penny and is in lieu of what was promise from ye 
last time we were at Naraganset for the confirmation of what 
gifts Cogiquand had given formerly to us, & for the rest, 
P'mise it is to be paid at ye Traideing house at Naraganset 
wch eleven pounds work in peage at 8 A penny is in peage 
at Six A penny the sume of fowerteene pounds, thirteene 
shilings and fower pence I say received it by me this 26 July 
1660 more paid five shillings eight pence peage eight A pen- 
ny is peage Six a penny Seventeene shilings, six pense finial 
is fifteene pounds, ten pence I say £15-00-10d, 
Witness Quequacknuit 



]0 



,„^1 



Christian Hooper Giddeon ^^ his 

1660 

I a y'^ marke 

Robert the Indian I/Jr his marke 

luterpretor. 

No. 6 & 7 Exom. 

The Sachem's Mortgage 
of all there lands . 

(e) Know al men by these p'sents that we, Suckquonsh, 
Nenograt, Scuttup and Wequackanuit AUis Giddion, cheife 
Sachems of the Naragansets, in behalfe of our selves & the 
rest of our Assotiates, doe hereby fully And Absolutely give 
grante and make over unto Maj'r Humphrey Aderton and 
the rest of his Assotiates and there heires & Assignes for ever 
al the lands in our countries comonly knowue & called by 
the name of Naraganset countrie, Neauticot Countrie & 
Cowesset countrie &c., excepting those lands formerly graned 
with in the said countrie, and are already publickly knowne 
to be Alienated by us, And doe hereby ingaige our selves, 
heires & successers, never to Alienate, selle, give or make 
over any pate of the said lande to any p'son or p'sons what 
so ever, but owne the said lands to be ye p'per Inheritans of 
maj'r Humphrey Aderton & his Assotiates, there heires and 
Assignes for ever, upon condition the said Maj'r Aderton & 
the rest of his Assotiates, shal cleai'ely and Absolutely Aquit 
and discharge us, from an Ingaigement made by us, to the 
Comissioners of the united Colonies, for six hundred fathem 
of marchantable Wainj)iim peage, to be paid by us with the 
charges arising th*ueiipoji, with in fower months after the 
daite of a certaine writeing, given Capt. George Denison and 
Thomas Stanton in behalfe of the said Comissioners fot that 
ende, Alwayse provided that if within Six months after ye 
daite of this writeing, we shal wel & truly pay to the said 
Maj'r Aderton and his A ssotiates, the fulqnantitie of the said 
hundred fathem of good wel piped merchant able wompum Six 
peage, to geather with what is due for charges, then this 



11 . 

writeiug to be voicle and of noe effectt, furthermore we in 
gaige our selves, lieires & Successors, that neither we nor any 
of our Successors or Assotiates, slial at any time here after 
selle, give or dispose any hinds to any p'son or p'sons what 
so ever, haveing to Maj'r Aderton & his Assotiates or there 
heires & Assignes, And if we or any of our Successors or 
Assotiates, shal at any time after this daite selle, give or dis- 
pose of any Lande with in our countries, to any p'sP'i <>r 
p'sons what so ever, haveing to Maj'r Aderton and liis Asso- 
tiates or there heires & Assignes, sneli saile, gift or disposal 
to be voide, And doe hereby aeknowledg al our Lande to be 
forfited to ye said Maj'r Aderton and his Assotiates, And to 
be by this writeing firmely made, owne, given and granted to 
the said Maj'r Aderton and his Assotiates, there heires & As- 
signes f(uever; And doe hereby promis and binde ourselves, 
our heires & Successors to defende the same from any Claiuie, 
tital or Interest of any other what so ever, from the day of 
the diiite of there ps'ents. In testimony here of we have 
hereunto put our marks and scales this thirteenth day of Oct- 
ober, one thousand. Six hundred and Sixty. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered in 
the p'sents of these witneses, 
and Scuttup Sealed and set his marke to 
for Wequakonuit by order fijom him as 
al the persons afirmed 

V 

Panatuk '^ his marke ^ 

John his marke I Indian Witnesses 

Indian Interpreter > 

Valentine Whitman ) tt, ,. i tut-, 

( English Witnesses 

Ruben Willis P his marke. J ^ ^^'^^^W^^^'^ 
Suckquansk J^^ ^'s marke & Seale L;^^ 



Y 



12 



neiiograt liis 



7 



niarke & Seale 



uiarke 



\m rnarke & Seale 



& Seale 




Scutliop ^W 
Scvithop alsoe maide this 

ill behalf oi liis brother 
Wequakanuit & by his order. 

This deed 1m Recorded in ye 26 & 27 pages of the .Tudg 
Court book iis attest Jno Allyn See'ty, Hartford Sept. 7 1664 
No. 8 Exom. 

(7) The names of such as are Assistants and have intei-est 
with Maj'r Humphrey Atherton in this writeing and, have as 
f ul Interest in it as the said Maj'r, paying there p'portions of 
what shall be paid to the Comissioners, In witnes whereof ye 
^"ttaTweretn"^" Maj'r hath put to his hande under this writeing 
*'''mefmotfaiT ^^^^^ 1^ Octoberl660. 
mr. John Winthrop Grovener of Conecticat. 
mr. Simon Brandstreet. 
Maj'r General Daniel Denison'of Ipswich. 
Majr Josias Winslow of Marshfield. 
Capt Thomas Willit of Kehoboth. 
Capt Richard Lorde of Hartford in Conecticut. 
Capt George Denison of Southertowne. 
Capt Edward Hutchinson. 
Leift "William Hudson, al of Boston, 
mr. Amos Richison. 
Elisha Hutchinson, 
mr. Richard Smith Sen'r. 
mr. Richard Smith Jun'r. 
Janas Smith. 

mr. Thomas Stanton Sen'r. 
mr. Thomas Stanton Jun'r. 



al of Naraganset. 



of Southertowne. 



13 

mr. Increase Atliei'ton oi' Dorchester. 

mr. John Alcocke,ol: Roxhury. 

mr. John Browne Sen'r. of Secunke. 

Humphrey Atherton 
Whereas there is a writing upon the other leave of this 
paj^ given by Sackquansh Nenegrad & Scuttop in behalfe of 
tlieniselves & there associates wherin they have made over al 
their lands to Maj'r Humpfrey Atherton and his Associates 
for the payment of Six hnndred fathoms of peage wth ye 
^l^enon.^aboute'^ Charges to^the Comissioners as alsoe an 

keeping ye lands in, ^ ,, 11, 

case of forfeiture of Infrau'ement not to selle any Jande to any 

6 or 6 years. 00 ii •/ 

person or persons accept Maj'r Adherton & his associates 
suggest as more Amply apeares by the said writing. Now if 
this lande doe any wais« come into the hands of the said 
Maj'r, his Associates or Assigns or there heirs or Assigns we 
p'mis to the said Maj'r and Agree amongst our selves not with- 
standing In regarde ye iiuHans put a greate deale of trust iji 
ye said Maj'r and expecte kindness from him, That we wil 
(not with standing) nse ye Indians with all Curtesy and not 
take the lande from them for five or Six years, And when we 
shall have occasion to plante it that not Avitli standing we wil 
suffer them to plant in the countrie & enjoy there priviliges 
o£ Royalties, And from time to time alow them competensy of 
plantiaig grounde for them and there successors for ever. 
Dated this 13 October 1660, 
In witness where of we have Jojntly published our land. 

Humpfrey Atherton for himself & sonne, 

Edward Hutchinson for himself & Sonne, , 

Richard Smith, 

Thomas Hojton for himself and sonne, 

Richard Smith, Jun'r., 

James Smith, 

William Hudson, 

Tho. Willet, 

John Alcock, 



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John Browne, 
Amos Ricliison, 
Josias Winslow, 
John Sewett. 

Note : margin marked No. 8, Exam. 

(8) Know al men by these p'ents that we ye Sachems of 
ye Naragansets in consideration- of five hundred ninety five 
fathpms of Wampon Required of us by the eomissioners to 
be paid within four months, we say in consideration there of 
we doe freely, firmely niorgadge, niahe over, bargaine & 
selle unto the Comissioners of the united Collonies all our 
whole Countrie with al our Rights and tightels there unto 
Indians Mortgage and al the piviU^es & Apartenances- there 

to ye Commis- , , ■ • i. ii j-u n 

sioners. uuto, apertainiug unto them, the Lom- 

issioners there heires. Administrators or Assigns, for ever to 
them & there proper use and behoof e alwaise p'vided that in 
caise we the said Naraganset Sachems shal wel & truly pay 
unto or cause to be paid the Governor of Coneticot five hun- 
dred ninety five fathoms of Wampon within fower months after 
the daite here of together with the charge of the five messen- 
gers sent unto us by the Comisioners that than this bargan 
Morgaige or saile shal be voide & of noe effect otherwise to 
stand in ful power & force in witnes where of we the Nara- 
ganset Sachems have here unto set our hands & seales this 
29 of September, 1660. 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered 

in the pr'sence of us Quiscoquons ____/— , his marke. Seale 

Richard Smith, 

Samuel Eldred /yp^ his marke. 

Neneglad >i^>is marke. 

Newcom, the Indian /^ his marke 




15 



ScuttapeC^khis marke 



Awashous fi*^'" marke 




These are to testifie that I have received this 16th day of 
November, 1660, of Captaine Edward Hutchinson by the 
Apointraent of Maj'r Humpfre Athertou and companie for 
and by the Apointment of Quescoquaus & Neneglad & Scut- 
tape, the three cliiefe Sachems of Naraganset the iull sume of 
Mr. Winthrop's Seveu hundred and thirtie five fathom of Warn" 

discharge of the , p ^ i i i i • , 

Indian Mortgage, pum peage where or nve nundreu and ninety 
& five fathoms is for the much ordered 735 fatha by the 
Commissioners of the CoUonies to be paid by the Naragan- 
setts for some injuries and greate molestratuns to the English 
by some of their men, done at the new plantation neere to 
Manhegan, and at mr. Brewsters' farme, and the rest for 
the Charges of Diners messengers & others imployed in ref- 
rence to the same, we the said Sachems had alsoe ingaiged 
to satisfie and is in full discharge of that ingaignient made 
by them to the Comissioners under there hands and scales 
the 29th day of Sept., 1660. I say rec'd witnes my 
hand ye day of yeare above written. 

John Winthrop. 
No. 9& 10 Exam. 

(9) Be it knowue unto all men by these p'sents yt T 
Tumteckowe, chiefe Sachem of the great Pond and the Coun- 
try there to adjoyning as alsoe of point Judea, Called by us 
Wenannateke being Eldest born of Webitamack Decesed 
well was Eldest Brother to Ninicraft doe by these p'sents for 
and in Consideration of the greate love I beare unto English- 
men Espechally unto mr. John Winthrop of Conecticott 
Major Humphrey Athertou of Dorchester Capt Edward Hutch- 
inson of Boston, Leift William Hudson and Amos Kichinson 
of ye same Boston Capt Thomas Willitt of Wannamoysett 
Capt Jon Cranston and mr Jon Sanford of Roade Island, 



16 

Richard Smith Sen'r and Richard Smith Jun'r together with 
Jsmes Smith of Naraganset have given & granted & doe by 
these p'sents fully freely voliiitarily and absolutely and effectu- 
ally give grant confirm & make over unto my said friends one 
tract of laud in my Countrie called Weyanicoke or point 
Juda neck wth all ye Islands & necks adjoyning with in ye 
ponds & so Eastward to pitt Coniicutt harbor or Crick being- 
bounded on ye South East and South and Southwest by ye 
mayne Sea wtb said quantity of land be it more or less I ye 
said Tumteckowe do make over to these my foresaid friends 
to have and to lionld the said tract of land together with sum- 
er feede for ye cattel, making of hay in all meadows, low 
grounds or Swamps with out ye said bounds of ye Northward 
and Northwest of the foresaid neck to them the foresaid mr Jon 
Winthrop, Major Atherton, Capt Edward Hutchinson, Lieft 
William Hudson and Amos Richison, Capt Tho Willitt, 
Cayt Jon Cranston, mr. Jon. Sanford, Richard Smith Sen'r 
Richard Smith Jun'r together with James Smith 
there and every of there friends,th ere heires and Assignes for 
ever with out any maner-chalange by me or in any name or 
by my cause means or consent Avhat so ever; And further I 
Tumteckowe doe surrender up all Rights titells & paiviledges 
what so ever to truste my foresaid friends forever to injoy 
the same. And I the said Tumteckowe by this my deede of 
gift Signed and delivered and po'sestion given of the afore- 
said land doe Ratifie & confirme ye same and doe p'mis the 
sanve to defend from all other p'sons laying claime to thesame 
dated this fonrth of march one thousand Siz hundred fifty 

Tumteckowe / his 

Signed & deliverad in the marke. 

presence of 



ye mark of 

Awashous 

Ruben jL^ Williss. Interpretor. 



]7 

his iiiiirk 
Westell Smith 
No. 11 Exam. 

(lO) Boston March 23, 1660. 

Att a meeting of Capt. Tho. Willet, Edward Hutchinson 
"^Tbei^dtut!' rar. Amos Rickison & mr. Richard Smith Jiin'r. 
It was Agreed that Edward Hutchinson should be Impowered 
& hereby is Impowered to layout the land in the Northern 
Tract of Land at Naraganset, appoynted iora plantation unto 
these Inhabitants of Rhode Island wch have a gran te of Lands 
there unto such of them or the said which part provided they 
wilgi ve up all the writeings they have received from any of 

'* us Concerueing the same and give us a discharge upon the 
said writeings, that thereby we may have power of our selves 
to lay out as we see; cause the Remainder of the S'd Land 
Andyiso the S'd Edward Hutchinson is Impowered to take a 
'^to*6epii«?d pla'fct of the Southerne neck, and also of tlie nor- 
thern tract yt it may be Cappable of deeding. 
'^aiiAcIountf. I* i^ ■'■^so Ordered & Edward Hutchinson is Ap- 
poynted to Receive all Acounts from every of the partners of 
there disbursement & Charges as also to Receive of every per- 
son the Eighteen pence an acre of every man that have alot- 
ments & give acount to the Company. 

to^%t°buiitfnd It* is also ordered that those yt have Alottments 
years^or/J^fit.^^ the Town shall ingage to build upon them in 
two years space & to settle either them selves or some other 
upon ther lotts within two years time, upon the forfiture of 
of them lotts & if after they desier to sell them, they shal not 

- - sel them to any but such as the Company aproves of. 

f^edfromch^rge^^^ is also agreed that Maj'r. Atherton (being a 
principal man amongst us, & one whoe we have cause upon 
Cause & ocasion to Respect) shal be freed from any Cliarge 
to the purchers & shal have his share with us of what is Re- 
ceived from any & upon the 18d pev acre. 
No. 12 Exam. 



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Committy, Wee whosB names are heiexinto subscribed, being 
appoynted a Comitty by the proprietors of certaine Lands ly- 
ing in the Naragansets Country, wch Lands was given the S'd 
proprietors by the Chiefe sachems of Naragansets, in wch 
hinds having Intentions to settle a plantation, & haveing Ini- 
powered us to Receive Lihabitants, & order matter according- 
ly. Wee the S'd Committy, haveing dully considered the es- 
tate of things, doe agree & determine That a certain tract of 
Land lyeing betwixt the Land of mr. Richard Smith Sen'r & 
to the Northward of him & unto a River or brooke, Comonly 
caled Stony River, along by ye English path & soe to Run 
into the sea. shal be divided into forty shares, twelve of wch 
jfoHhfrnTTraet, shares we Reserve to our owue, despose the 
other twenty eight shares, we give power unto Capt. Jno Cnms- 
ton, mr. John Sanford, mr. Caleb Carr, mr. John Sails, mr. 
yepiantation. Johu Grccu of Green, and mr. Jno.& mr. Tho. 
Gould, mr. Cuniegraude, mr. Howler & Valintine Whitman, or 
theMaj. part of them to take in such Inhabitants to them as 
they shal Judge sutable neibors to such a society, & hereby give 
them full power with our selves to act in all things wch Concerne 
the setteling of the S'd plantation & what ever Comouge it 
Comouge. obtaiue from the Indians above the S'd tract* of land 
up into the'Countrey according unto ye breadth of the S'd Tract 
by the English path as also of the several shares & divisions 
of land within ye S'd tract wch is alotted to any that shal be 
Received in, as wel as to our selves & them we doe make over 
all our Right, title & Interest to them, and every of them, their 
heires & Assignes for ever. And we doe hereby promis to de- 
fend each others title against any yt shal lay any Claime to any 
^* f^^^l P"' part of the S'd Lands, they, the said i)artys paying 
to us Eighteen pence for every acre yt shal be alotted to any of 
them of the S'd twenty Eight shares, in Cattle, Corne or oth- 
er good pay, after the Rate of peage at Eight per penny. In 
cause of or ocasioii of the great Charge & Expense, we have 
been at to this day. And'for what ever other Charges here 
after shall arise upon ye p'mises to be borne by the whole 
proprietors, that either is or shall be beer after Received from 



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time to time, dated this 15 June 1660. 

A Copy of what given to ye above 

named Capt. Cranston & the Kest Humphrey Atherton, 

Ed. Hutchinson, 
W. Hudson, 

No. 13 Exam. Amos Richeson, 

Rich. Smith Sen'r 

(ll) • H. Atherton, 

J. Browne, 
R. Lord, 
J. Alcock, 
W- Hudson, 
A. Rifcheson, 
R. Smith, 
E. Hutchinson, 
S. Bradstreet, 
D. Denison, 
J. WinsloAv, 
J. Winthrop, 
T. WiUet, 
R. Smith, 
J. Smith' 
T. Stanton, 
G. Denison, 
T. Stanton, Jan., 
I. Atherton, 
Ed. Hutchinson, Jun. 
August 15, 1661. 
Whereas upon 26 (5) 1661, there was a meeting of mr. 
Simon Bradstreet, Maj-Gen'l Humphrey Atherton, mr. Alcock, 
mr. Amos Richeson & Capt. Edward Hutchuison,it was there 
■^ini"ppoyntt^. agreed that there should be a meeting of all 
the proprieters that have Interest in the Morgage of the Nar- 
agansets lands, npon the 15 August next upon wch all the 
proprietors had Notice of it & those that did not appeare did 
desier, not with standing, there should be a meeting, & 



20 

they absent Iiigaged them selves to be Iiichitled in what the 
Company did then & ther agree upon; upon a meeting upon 
the said 15 August of Maj'r Generel Humphrey Atherton, 
mr. Browne, Capt. Lord, mr. Alcock, Capt. Hudson, rar. Rich- 
ison, mr. Rich. Smith Jun'r & Capt. Edward Hntcliinson it 
■^^^^^nlm'Sr''^'"'' was declared by Maj. Gen'l Atherton that mr. 
Bradstreet & Maj. Denison did consent to the meeting & was 
willing to be included in what the Company agreed upon, And 
mr. Alcock declared the like for Maj. Winslow, And Capt. 
Lord the like for mr. Winthrop & Capt. Willet, and mr. Rich 
Smith Jun'r the like for his ffather & brother James, mr. 
Stanton & Capt. Denison & Tho. Stanton Jun'r declares there 
consent by there letter, Maj. Atherton undertakes for his son 
^'^^'"paiy!^"'^' & Edw. Hutchinson for his son, wch is the 
whole Company. 

Impr. Edward Hutchinson was chosen and agreed upon to 
Records keep the Records of the S'd Compa. and to order them 
into a booke when voted & concluded on. 

Maj. Gen'l Humphrey Atlierton, mr. Jolin Browne Sen'r, 
Capt. Edw. Hutchinson, mr. Rich. Smith Jun'r, Capt. Tho. 
Gommitty Willet, Capt. Rich. Lord, mr. Amos Richison or any 
four of them meeting together are Chosen a Comitty to act 
in the behalfe of the whole Company in the Naraganset busi- 
ness and hereby give them full power to act according to Li- 
structions for one whole year ensueing; 

first, that they labor to vindicate our Right, title & Interest 
Instructions ag't any person or p'sons whatsoever that shal pro- 
duce any title or lay any claime to our Morgage land at 
Naraganset or any part thereof. 

2. That they assist Ninigrat in making his address to ye 
Comissioners of the United Colonyes. 

3. That they send Letters to mr. Winthrop to Informe 
him ye minde of the Company concerning ye matter of Jur- 
isdiction. 

4. They have power to call a meeting of the whole Com- 
pany as ocasion shal Require, or consult wth any part of them 



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for advise. 

5. What iiesecery Charges the Ct»niitty shal be at Concern- 
ing any business wch Concerns us, wee ingage our selves to 
pay our several proportions to them. Tbese several Instruc- 
tions was Consented to & Voted in ye Afirmitive by the 
Avhole Compauie. 
No. 14 Exam. 

August 16 1661. 
AfASTirSnt. At a meeting of Maj'r. Gen'I Atherton, mr. 
Browne, Capt. Hudson, Amos Eichison, Eich. Smith Jun'r & 
Edw. Hutchinson, Granted to Maj. Gen'I Atherton a farme 
at the lower end of Namcock Neck of seven hundred Acres 
and the Eest to have there proportions of seven hundred 
Acres, a peice with in the Neck soe far as it will goe, and 
what wants to be made up out of the Land adjoyueing & what 
^dv)tded ''•^"y ™Ji"s Land wants in quality, to be made up in 
quantity, he to make the fence wholly betwixt that and the 
Neck, And this seven hundred Acres to bee M'r. Atherton's 
whole sliare of tliat purchase. 
No. 15 Exam. 

(12) Whereas there is a parcele of Land in the Naraganset 
& Niantick Country, made over by the Sachems of these 
places to Maj'r Atherton and his Assistents of wch he hath 
^"'posses^s'thenSelves'''^' appoyuted US, wliose namcs are under writ- 
ten to be of them, we paying our proportion of Charge that 
hath or hereafter shal be paid. And whereas we finde Sam'l 
Wilbere and others Indeavouring to possess them selves of our 
Lands, and wee, haveing prefered them either Tryal or Eefer- 
ence, but have no answer from them sent us. And yet fur- 
ther Indeavors by them to possess themselves further soe 
that wee cannot tell what they would have, or how far they 
intende to Proceede in there Injurious actings. Upon Consid- 
eration we Judg it our desires to take possession of the Lands 
by. building and otherwise. We therefore doe in behalfe of 
i?ous7s(ZpSinUuiia, our selves & the whole Colnpanie Interested 

for the Company 



22 



therein, Impowere Edward Hutchinson & Capt. Will 
Hudson, booth or either of them, to goe to the Naragan- 
set & Niantick Covmtreys and such men as we or they shall 
procure for to build what houses or to doe what else they 
shall think Conveniant about I'etequamscet or poynt Juda or 
any other part of the said lands to tak possession tliereof & 
in our Rights, and whatsoever Charge, trouble & Cost shalbe 
laid out or Expended about the buildings or taking possession 
thereof, we Command & promis for us and heires, Execut'r 
and Administraters &c, to pay there proportionable Charge 
ther of with what else hath already been disbursed to the said 
'^%'hJ^i^d!'^ Edward Hutchinson and Will Hudson and such 
other persons as shall or hath been Imployed therein for perfor- 
mance where of we binde us ,our heires, Execut'r & Adminis- 
trators &c by these p'sents. witues our hands this third of 
December 1661. 

Simon Bradstreet, 

Dan. Denison, 

Edw. Hutchinson, Por my 

selfe & son, 

Will Hudson, 

Ames Richison, for mr. 

Winthrop & himselfe, 

John Alcoeke, 

Timothy Mather, for my 

selfe & my Brother in law 

Mather for Maj. Atherton, 

Jacovus Atherton, 

Capt. Winthrop, 

Wait. Winthrop, 

Jno. Browne, 

Rich. Lord, 

Capt. Denison, 

Tho. Stanton, Seu., 

Tho. Stanton, Jun., 

Capt. Hudson, 



No. 16 Ex«m. 



23 

Mr. Rlcliison, 
Rich. Smith, Sen'r, 
Ed. Hiituhiuson, 
Mr. Ricliison, 
declared to act for 
Maj. Winslow, 
& Capt. Wilcox, 
mr. Alcock to 
submit to within 
ye Companis orders, 
, Ed. Hutchinson, 

acts for his son Elisha, 
Capt. Hudson, for 
(Focovas Atherton, 
mr. Smith, for his sons. 
Tim. Mather, for 
Rich. Smith, Jun. 

Att a meeting upon publique Notis at Naraganset July 
2, 1663. 

Att a Meeting of the Company there mett the day above 
written, it was agreed to Send to mr. Tho. Gould, John 
Green & the Rest of the Inhabitants ther, to com to us to 
Consider of what Government to make Choyce of,, whether 
Connecticott or the Island. 

1. A Township to be Voted & agreed upon to be set out 
forthwith. 

2 Whereas the Compa. have been at great Charge, for ther 
P'sent Recompense it is agreed to Reserve a place for 22 
farmes, for ye twenty-two proprietors, of five hundred acres, 
each farme for the p'sent. 

3 Whereas poynt Juda is with out harbor & soefor P'sent 
we Judg not improvable for farmes or jdantation it is agreed, 
It is agreed that for P'sent it shal lye as C{nnon to the twen- 
ty-two proprietors for ther Drye Cattle, And also that ther shal 
be two houses builtthere, one at the goeing ofE of the neck at 
the sea, the other next petequamscott wch will be a Considera- 



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ble way to fence the Neck and this is to be dou at the Charge of 
the Campa. & there shal be an Indeavor to get tenants for 
them booth. The two mr. Smiths is desired to take care to 
gett these houses built, mr. Amos Rickison is desired by 
the Company to goe to Conecticott- to Receive an answer of 
tlie Letter sent thither in Jnne Last. 

all the above votes were voted in the affe'rmitive. 
No. 17 Exam. 

(13) mr. Amos Richison, yon are desired to goe to Con- 
necticott and [inform them there has] been a letter sent by 
the Company of the Naraganset [proprietors to the] Council 
or Gen'l Court of Connecticott to desire the care of there 
[government for] more Comfutable proceeding, and what else 
according to what [was written] in the Letter were finding a 
proprietor a nessessity of Gov'rnm'nt, desire you to [get ad- 
vise of] the Court if settling it not with the Council we may 
have a speedy answer of that Letter, and if they accept of us 
well and that good and [that] they appoynt forthwith some per 
son that may be Impovvjred to grant writs of attachments & 
a Constable to serve them tiiat we may be in on orderly way 
to serve any actions as we have ocasion against any & also 
yt disorder & profaineres may be supprest upon the place, dated 
2 July 1663. 

Ed Hutchinson by order of 
the C(nnpa. 
No. 17 Exam. 

Naraganset 3, Jiily 1663. 

We whose names are under written being .the Inhabitants 
& the proprietors of the lauds lying in the Naraganset have 
&'doe desire (according to his Majesties greiite) to be under 
the Govern'tt of Conecticot Collony & Request there protec- 
tion according to a letter sent in June last, 
mr. Bradstreet & others have desired 
the same in ye Letter fornverly Mentioned. 

Richard Smitl> 
Edw. Hutchinson and for his son Elisha 



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Henry ~^ Tibit Joshua HaTves Will Hudson 

his marke his 

Sam ^«^^,,^wt^ Eldred Waite Winthrop 

Sam ^"nAj Waite marke 

his marke Jno Crabtree 



Alexand'r Al ffenick ye marke of 

Tho. ^ Sewell 



George Denisou 

James Browne 

Tho. Stanton Sen'r 
Time Mather 



his 



Sam'l 



A^ Bldred Junr, 
marke 



Jno. Cole 



Rich Smith Jan. 



R 



Richard Lord 
Ames Richisen 



Ruben l\, Willis 

f} yf his marke 

Ambras ^^ / Leach 

his marke t J 

Walter/ / House Tho. Stonton Jun'r. 
Enoch Phiis his marke Increase Atherton 



^mlJ^-'^ 



Geovs:/_T^ Palmer Hen. Steavens 
his marke 



Rich Smith in behalfe 
John Green o£ 8 children 

this was subscribed by these persons upon notis given to all 
the Lihahitants to meet on this day all Subscribers that meet. 

No 18 Exam. 



June 16, Ano 1675. 
Att a warning & general Meeting of the proprietors of the 
Southern Tract of the land at Naraganset in wch the Land 
Caled Boston Neck lyeth, it is by 

the said Propriet'r Meeting' agreed* & Concluded in order to 
the division ther of viz ffirst That Capt. Edw. Hutchinson 
shall According to his desire have and Enjoy all his share & 
proportion of the S'd Southern tract of land lutive Adjoyning 



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Cavt. *o l^is favme already setteled. And that the line 
Mutehm'son of his share of Boston Neck sluil besin at the 

his 

snare Moutli ther of, Riming from the Mill pond at the 
Narrowest place of the Neck, directly to the head of the 
Creeke neare his honse at Lowe water niarke, always Heserving 
to the use of the proprietors a Convenient highway to the wa- 
ter side betweene Capt. Hntchinson & Capt. Will Hudson's 
farines, together with a Conveniant peace of land upon the 
water side for free landings or Wharfes in order to transport- 
ation of ye goods of the proprietors. TJiat his Inside line of 
S'd share shal Run upon a direct line a Cross the S'd Neck & 
to have one hundred acres of land over & above his Equal 
proportion. 

21y. It was agreed that rar. Richard Smith shal have & 
To '^Maj^Mhenol^s'''* I»j«y '"S share of land on the said Neck 
& also the share that was his fathers Next Adjoyning to the 
Land that was Maj. Hump 'ry Atherton's at the south end of 
the said Neck. 

(14) 31y. Gove'r Winthrop shal have and Enjoy his 
part or [share of the said Southern tract to the north] to the 
^°''^''' sfLrl^''°^'' l«i"'l ™i"- Smith's afore S'd. 

4:ly. It is also agreed as afores'd that Jno. Saffint & he 
'^"''"te^f"'" proprietors [that] 'the share of Capt. Tho. Willet 
well Deed was Jno. Tinker's share shal lye next Adjourning 
to Gen'lWinthrop's land towards ye North. 

51y. Itt is further Agreed that Mr. Amos Richison shall 
'"'■•^^»ra°"''li'ive & Enjoy his share of S'd Neck next Adjourn- 
ing to the Northerly ling of Capt. Willet's Land afores'd. 

61y. Itt is likewise agreed by all & every the proprie- 
'^"^share!^"'"' t"i'S afore said That Capt. Will Hudson shid have 
& Enjoy his share of S'd Neck betweene mr. Amos Richesen's 
share & Capt. Edw Hutchinson's South line. 

71y. It is further agreed by the said proprietors that mr. 
i^ni stare.' Amos Richisou slial have & Eqjoy his Remaining 
part of the S'd southern tract Intire at & about Sugar lofe 
hill, &c. 



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Sly. It is agreed that all the Reniaiiider or Sur})lusage of 
the s'd Southern tract shal be Exactly Measured & the out- 
lines Run that each proprietor nuiy know his due proportion.. 

No. IS Exam. ^ 

June 17, Anno 1675. 

The propriet'rs of the Northern & ^Southern Tracts of ye 
lands at Naragauset beiug this day againe inett have demand- 
^"'^"fa^tes *'"' ed by them The said Capt. Edward Hutchinson, 
all the Money due unto them from inr. Tho. Gould, Robt. 
Spink and of several others of the Neighbourhood yt inhabit 
& dwell in these parts, of each one according to the' propor- 
tion of Land he doth Legally possess & Enjoy at the Rate of 
Eighteen pence per acre, who did all that were then p'sent 
promise to pay each one his particular debt yt Renvained yet 
Unpaid. • 

Thomas Nichols haveing fifty acres of land hath paid xmto 
ye proprietrs his S'd purchas of Eighteen pense per acre by 
carrying yechainein measuring Land for Capt. Will Charles, 
Nichols and^ifowiers ^\^^ \yy Carrying ye chaine fur ye proprieti's 
hath paid for thirty-seven acres & a halfe of land now En- 
joyed & possessed by Tho. Waterman. 

Henry fEowler having one hundred and fifty acres of Laud 
in ye S'd northern Tract, hath also paid mr. Rich Smith for 
the sam6 at the rate of Eighteen pence per acre; wch land is 
now in possession of Hen. Tibbits. Capt. Jno. Cranston have- 
ing three hundred acres of land now in the possession of 
Robt. Spinke, whoe hath this day past his bill for ye payment 
'^'"ston'idnd,"'"'' of twcuty-two pounds, ten shillings in Curant 
payment for the purchas of S'd Land at Eighteen pense per 
acre to Capt. Edw. Hutchinson Trusted to ye S'd proprietors 

Itt is alsoa this day fully agreed & Mutually Concluded by 
all the proprietors (being then upon the place) that a certaine 
small neck or parcele of Land sittuate upon the water side or 
Creeke betweene the farme houses of Capt. Edw. Hutchinson 
& Capt. Wm. Hudson, begining at a lowe place on ye bank 
side Neare Unto Capt. Hudson's fence & soe Runes on a 



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direct liile a Cross tlie S'd small neck, against the middle part 
the top of a small knowle or hill at the head of the Lit<^le 
Creeke Riming into Capt. Hutchinson's Land; and from thence 
Riming on a direct Line down to th ! water side, 'all wch 
Land bounded as afore said, (the little Cone of Medow within 
the said bounds only Excepted), which said Neck or small 
parcele of land shall be forthwitli Equally divided into six 
shares or Equal parts for Each otiier proprietor, and for there 
future benefitt for Traffick & Transportation of goods & 
Merchandise. Itt is also at the same time Mutually agreed & 
fully Concluded [betweene the proprietors] That the line that 
Runs a Cross Boston 

(15) Neck at . the North End Next to Capt. Edward 
Hutchinson's farme sliall begin at the Creeke side on the 
southerly side of S'd "farme house at Crab Rock Neare a 
saven tree, on the bank side, & from thence shall Run directly 
a Cross S'd Rock to a^Certaine poynt or small Ledge of 
Rocks at the head or Northerly End of the Mill pond, wch 
lyeth on the westerly side of the said Neck & is Near upon 
a northwest poynt, & is accounted the Narowest place of, the 
Neck theire abouts. 

It is also agreed on by the proprietors that Sandl Eldred, 
Sen'r shall have & Enjoy oTie hundred acres of land, scittuate 
in some part of the southern tract with out Boston Neck, as 
soone as the S'd Land is laid out. 

June 18, 1675. 
Itt is this day also Mutually agreed on by the proprietors, 
that each of them, there Agents or Assignes, shall and will 
meet to gether at the liousa of mr. Richard Smith, at Nara- 
ganset, with mr. Elisha Hutchinson or some other sufficient 
surveior, or (in case he cannot be had) on the first Wednes- 
day in Novem'r next, Insueing the date here of then to lay 
out & divide Each one his part & propotion of all the Sur- 
plage of the southern tract of the land of Naraganset, with 
all ye speed that may be, and on default there of then it shal 
& may be Lawfnll and at the liberty of mr. Amos Richison, or 



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his Assigiies to bring up a Survaioi* & lay out for himselfe soe 
much land at or Neare Sugar lofe hill, as each proprietor 
hath for his part on Boston Neck, and when the whole of the 
s'd surplage is Equally knowne & layed out, the s'd mr. 
Rieheson or Assignes shall, according to a due proportion 
Either Augment or lessen, & about the s'd quantity of laud 
he shall soe lay out to make it Equal with the Rest of the 
proprietors, Aud for default by non appearance of any one 
of the proprietors or Agents as aforesaid, he or they shall 
forfit & pay unto ye Propriet'rs the sume of five pounds 
in mony, Aud shal also confirnie and acquiess & Rest satisfied 
in whatsoever the s'd proprietors or there Agents shall then 
doe & agree upon Except the disposal or grant of lands. 

It is also by us the propriet's mutually agreed & fully Con- 
cluded that these our Agreements & all other of our Con; 
cessions shal be fortiiwith Recorded in our booke of Records 
of the lands of Naraganset in the hande & Ciistodie of Capt. 
Edward Hutchinson And that each proprietrs or other person 
Concerned may have recourse thereto and at his Reasonable 
Request have Copies thereof at there owne Charge. And for 
the full ConfirnTation of all & singular our Agreements, acts 
& Concessions we have here unto set our hands this Eight day 
of June, Ano. 1675. 
No. 19 Exam. 

J. Winthrop. • 

James Browne. 

Edw. Hutchinson Sen'r. 

Will Hudson. 

Rich Smith 

John Saffin. 

Amos Richardson. 

John Viall. 

(16) In Bostcui, March 9, 1676. 
Att a meeting of Sundry of the proprietors of ye Naragan- 
cinJ^Meott Set and Niantlck Countrys it was then Agreed upon 
by the P'sons underwritten that a letter be written unto the . 



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Goverm'tt of Coneticot to Assert our Interest there in behalfe 
of our selves & the Rest Coneerned (& mv. Thomas Stanton 
being present did Consent there unto). & nir. John SafBn is 
apoynted as a messenger and voted to be impowered to act as 
^^nger^"' ^" agent in behalfe of the whole Company as wit- 
ness our hand the day & year above written. 

2. It is further agreed that mr. Thomas Deane be Treas- 
^'^^ursr'** urer to the Company to Receive mony of each pro- 
prietor according to his proportion as shall be agreed upon 
from time to time to defray the Charge in prosecuteinge. 

3. It is agreed upon that ten shillings be disbursed for a 
A^urfeuL share at present. 

4. It is agreed That Elisha Hutchinson doe enter into 
^"'Records^' *^^ booke of Records belonging to ye Com- 
pany, all agreements, wiiteings, ^l^vidences & what may 
Concerne the Company from time to time till further order. 

No. 20 Exam. Simon Bradstreet, 

Daniel Denison, 
C Waite Winthrop for three 
< shares viz; 'my father's 
( Brother's % my self e, 

John Saffin for two shares 
1-2 in behalfe of ye heirs 
of Capt. Willit & my selfe. 






Tho. Deane for 1-2 share, 

Elisha Hutchinson for two shares. 

Will Hudson. 

John WiHiams in the behalfe 

of ye heires of mr. John Alcook 

In Boston, June 21th 1677. 

Att A meetingthis day of Sundry of the proprietors of the 

Naraganset Country &c. wee being the Maj. p't of p'prietors, 

viz. Simon Bradstreet Esq. for himself e & Maj'r. Denison two 

shares; Capt. Waite Winthrop, for himself & Brother, 

' three shares ; mr. Simon Lynde for Capt. Denison, one 



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share ; mr. Joliii Saffin for hiniselfe and mr. Tho. Deane, 
three shares; mr. Amos Richisoii one share, and Elisha Hut- 
chinson two shares. 

It was Agreed upon that Simon Bradstreet Esq., mr. Jno. 
commitiy s.^|g,^ ^ Elisha Hiitchliison, (or any two of them with 
the tadvise of the other proprietors that are to be obtained in 
Boston), are and shal bee a Committy to act by word or writ- 
ing in any the Concerns of ours at Naraganset untill fur- 
ther order from us or the Maj'r part of the propiietors of 
Naraganset above S'd. 

Amos Richison Simon Bradstreet for himself & 

Elisha Hutchinson 2 shares. Maj'r Denison. 

Will Hudson; AVaite Winthrop, for himself e and his Brother. 

Jno. Williams in behalfe Simon Lynde. 

of mr. Alcock's haires. John Saf&a for himself e & ye Interest 

John Viall of Capt. Tho. Willit's estate. 

No. 21 Exam. 

(17) In Boston August 5, 1679. 
Att A meeting of Sundry propriet'rs of ye Northern- & 
Southern Tract of Land in ye Naraganset Country: Viz. 
Capt. Waite Winthrop in the Right of Gov'r Winthrop; mr. 
Rich Wharton & mr. Will Taylor in P't of ye Right of Capt. 
Will Hudson; mr. Rich Suiltli for himselfe & withmr. Jno, 
Vlall, in ye Right of mr. Rich Smith Sen'r; mr. ffrancis Bren- 
ly in ye Right Maj'r Hump. Atherton; mr. John Siiffin in the 
Right of mr. Jcdin Tinker, & Elisha Hutchinson in ye Right 
of Capt. Edward Hutchinson. 
It was Agieed & Acted. 

^"jTa^^LM* ifndo^™- To write to mr. Will Harris in London that 
In case any shold Cialme Right to the Naraganset or beg it 
of his Majesty, that then he wold maintaine our Rigiit, & 
to Send S'd Hai*ris twenty pound to defray Charges for the 
p'sent, & with him yt wee intend speedily to give him full 
power & further supply of uiony. 



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Copy of Letter & bill Exchange are in mr. Wharton's or 
Saffins hand. 
[No. 22 Exam. J 
Dec. 8, 1679. 

Whereas the Maj'r p't of the propret's of the Naraganset & 
Niantick Conntrys &c. pertaining to Maj'r Athertons purchas 
& Mortgage Lands did sometime since Chose the Honble 
Symon Bradstreet Esq., Capt. Elisha Hutchinson & Jno. Saffin 
a Committy to Act in ther Concerns touching the p'mises & 
did also then Conclude that any two of the S'd p'sons with 
the Advise of the S'd" prop riet'rs in or about Boston, Shold at 
any time in Cases of greatest waight, Act in the behalfe of 
the S'd p'priet'rs & Conclude of all matters Respecting the 
Lands afore S'd. And, Whereas now the gentlemen of Rhode 
Isle that pretend title to the Lands at Petequamscott & some 
parte Adjacent have Chosen a Comitty to treat with us, the 
S'd p'priet'rs, for the Regular Settlement of the Extents and 
•^^%'the?voT^^*^^ Limits of these our Lands, Wee the S'd pro- 
prleters here unto snbscribeing doe hereby Adde unto the S'd 
Elisha Hutchinson & Jno. Saffin, Capt. Richard Smith as our 
Agents & Comitty to meete & treate with the S'd Rhode Isle 
Agents for the Ends afore S'd. In Regards the Seson of the 
year is such that the Hon'ble Gov'r cannot attend the busi- 
ness. And accordingly wee doe by these p'sents Co'missien- 
ate & Impower our S'd Comitty or any two of them together 
with there Agents of Petaquamscot Interest, & the proprie- 
tors thereof to settle & fully determine & sett the bounds. Ex- 
tent & Limitts of there & our S'd Lands. And In order here 
unto, wee, the S'd p»priet'rs doe hereby Authorize & fully Im- 
power our said Agent & Comitty, or any two of them as they 
shall see cause, by way of Compromise to accomodate & In- 
vest some worthy & meete p'sons with an Equal share & Inter- 
est In the Mortgage lands, together with our selves the p'priet- 
'rs thereof, wch may tend to the more speedy Peopleing & Im- 
provement of these parts for the good of the whole & doe by 
the Agents for our selves, our heires & Executs hereby Rattl- 
fie & Absolutely Confirme and alow what soever our S'd Agents 



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or any two of them shall Lawfully doe or Conclude upon ae-* 
cording to there best Judge ments In and* about the p'mises 
by virtue of this our power & Comition to be Irrevocable and 

•(18) Autheutick. 

According to all true Interests & purposes of the Law in 
that Case provided. In Witness whereof wee have heer unto 
set o'r hands & seales this ffirst day of dec'br 1679. ' 



James Browne 



Wm. Taylor 



Amos Richardson 




Simon Bradstreet for 



himselfe & Maj. Gene'l 



Dan Denison. 




John Viall 




--^-*^-^ 




No. 23 Exam. 



Waite Winthrop for 
himselfe & Brother Winthrop 
Wm.Hudso (^ 
Simon Lynde, Attorney. 




To Capt: Geor. Denison. 

Joshua Lamb. 

Rich Wharton. 

Whereas There hath been for a long time Sundry diferen- 
co-i%7.me''P^^qua^Tcott ces Rektciug to the propriety of the 

Comitty 

lands in the Naraganset, Coweset and Niantick Country, pur- 
chased of the Indian Sachems by Jno. Winthrop Esq., Late- 
Gov'r of Conecticott, Maj. Hump'r Atherton, late of Dor- 
chest'r, deceased, & several others; as also purchases m8,de by 
mr. Samuell Wilbore, deceased, Capt. Jno. Hull & several 
thers as by ye several deeds more fully appereth. As also 



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• the Remaining p't of said Counti'ys, wch was by the S'd Sa- 
chems Mortgaged' unto Maj. Hump'r Atherton & his Asoti- 
ates. Now for the full & f'inall determanation of all and sin- 
gular the diferences that have been amongst & betweene the 
partyes above S'd or ther Successors. And for the better 
Settlement & acc(nnodation of all p'sons and partyes therein 
CtJncerned. aftei' imiiiy Indevors that have been used, WEE, 
the subscribers, by virtue of power given and granted unto 
Capt. Rich Smith, mr. Jno. Saffin & Elisha Hutchinson by tlie 
Maj. p't of that Compa, viz ; Maj. Atherton, & under hand 
and scale dated dec'r 1, 1679. And also by vertue of a pow- 
er granted and given unto Capt. Jno. Hull, Maj. Peleg San- 
ford & mr. Josiah Arnold, by the Maj. p't of that Compa, 
Viz. mr. Samuel Wilbore, deceased, &c. under hand and seale 
dated like wise Dec'r 1, 1679, To Consider, Argree & Con- 
clude of all Matters of diferences Relating to the S'd lands 
as by the several powers may now fully Appere, HAVE ab- 
solutely, fully and finally Agreed, determined & Concluded 
by & betweene each party & for our selves & every p'son we 
umpowering us and for our and every of there haires, Exec- 
It'rs & Administrat'rs for Ever as foloweth. 

Imprimas, That those two tracts of land purchased by S'd 
Jno. Wiuthrop Esq., Maj'r Hump'ry Atherton &co., of Co- 
jonaquant, by two severall deeds bearing date June 11 & July 
4, 1659, & Confirmed by the Rest of the Sachems, shall be 
and Remaine unto the S'd Jno. Wiuthrop Esq., & Compa. 
tBer Haires, Execut'rs, Administ'rs & Assignes, forever. 

2. Secondly. That Samuell Wilbore, Capt. Jno. Hall & 
Compa. shall have a Certaine tract of Land, viz. all poynt 
Juda Neck, & from thence Northwarde up Mattatuxet or 
Petequamscot River to the head of the pond Called Pausaca- 
co & thence 

(19) upon a Northwest line Six miles. Also upon a West 
line (from the headeof the Cove North of Poynt Juda Neck) 
Six miles & a halfe, and soe a straight line from the* head 
of the S'd Northwest Line unto the S'd West Line of Six 



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Miles & a lialfe. And soe upon the same straight Line to the 
sea ; wch S'd Tract of Land is part of that well was pur- 
chased by the S'd Sam'll Wilbore & Compa of Cojanaquant, 
Nenigiati Wanamachon & several other Indians Sachems. 
'J'his tract of Laud according to all the fore mentioned bounds 
with all these apourtenances p'veledges& Immunity es to be and 
Remaine for ever to the S'd Compa & to ther haires & Assig- 
nes & them only. 

3. Thirdly. That the S'd Sam'll Wilbore, deceased, 
Capt. Jno. Hull & Compa shall from time to time & 
at all times hereafter & by these p'sents doe for Ever 
Quitt all Chalange, Claime, Right, Title & Interest what soe 
ever wch they or any of them have or had unto any & every 
part or parcele of Land In the S'd Naraganset, Niantick and 
Coweset Countrys Except what is in this Instrument Expressed 
to belong to S'd S'm Wilbore, Capt. Jno. Hull & Compa. 
wch s'd Land soe acquittes shall be and Remaine unto Jno. 
Winthrop Esq., Maj'r Hnmp'y Atherton, &c in part, and the 
other part unto the Mortgages, viz ; Maj. Hump'ry Atherton 
& Assotiates, there Haires & Assigneb for Ever, ^vith all its 
Rights, Members p'viledges & Appurtinances. 

4. ffourthly. That Jno. Winthrop Esq. & Compa, Maj'r 
Humph'ry Atherton and Assotiates shall from time to time & 
at all times hereafter, and by these p'sents doe for Ever aquit 
all Chalange, Claime, Right, title & Interest, whatsoever, 
well they or any of them have or had unto any and every part 
& parcele of Lands pertaining to the S'd Sam'll Wilbore & 
Compa as is above Expresst in the second Article. 

5. ffifthly. That the Lands that are sould & laid out by 
the said S'm Wilbore & Compa to Jarad Bull & several other 
p'sons mentioned in that List, wch shal happen to bee with- 
out the Westerne side of the S'd tract of Lands, shall be 
alowed and made good unto them by the S'd Maj. Atherton 
Compa. AND, In case the North-west & West side of the 
S'd Tract of Land now Confirmed to S'd Sam'll Wilbore & 
Compa shall happen to Intrench upon or come within the 
lands Caled the Newbery plantation, the Centre whereof be- 



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ing at the Midle of the great Body of Medow & to be meas- 
ured & Laid out six Miles square ; then what part thereof as 
Shal come with in ther line & bounds afore S'd shall bee de- 
voted and wholy granted to the S'd Plantation & townes use 
upon the same termes as the S'd Maj'r Hump'r Atherton's 
successors and their Associates shal alow ; the Rest of the 
Lands to ye said towne, To and for the true performance of 
all & singular the Articles, Commands, Agreements & p'mises 
Concluded on by Each party Respectively each to other. Wee? 
the subscribers doe.binde our selves & our Respective partners 
our & there Haires, Execut'rs and Administ'rs firmly by these 
p'sents. In Witness whereof wee have here nnto set o'r 
hands & seales this fBcst day of Dec'br, 1679, & in the 31th 
year of our soverain. Lord King Charles the second. 

Signed, Seled & dell in p'sence 

of us, Maj. Sanford being lame, 
these subscribed: 
Jno. Whipple Junr, Jno. Dexter, John. Grossman, 

John Hull, L^ Richard Smith, L^ 






Peleg Sanford, fflfj '^<>hn Saffin, 

Josiah Arnold, ffT^ Elisha Hutchinson. 



No. 24 Exam. 

(20) Oil the Backide of the a ffore going agreement, is 
this written. 

Decb'r,-5, 1679. 

An acco't of lands laid out & allowed by mr. Sam'U Wil- 
bore & Compa. to Jerad BuU, & several others wch the list 
Referred unto in ye within wretten Instrucment. 

acres 

Stephen North up, ]20 

Ambras Leach, 120 

Wm. Ayres, 120 

Widow Akins, 200 





acres 


Jereth Bull, 


500 


Wm. Bundy, 


200 


mr. Haveland, 


400 


mr. Low, 


600 



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Hen Knowles, 500 

Juo. Tift, 500 

Tho' Hart, 500 

Rouse Helnies, 2()0 
Edward & Sampson, . . 

Slveinian, * 303 

Eber Sherman, 500 

for the Mill, 120 

Rob't Hazard, 500 

Capt. Alsbrough 500 



Ben Congdon, 200 

a slip of land to Rouse Helme 
betwixt him & a higway 50 
Michel Casey, 300 

Wm. Hefferland, 300 

Georg & Ben Gardiner 400 
Will James, 200 

for the Ministry, 300 



acres 



2310 
5320 



Attested by us. 

John Hull, 
Peleg Sanford, 
Josiah Arnold, 

No. 24 Exam. 



5320 total acres 7632 

The witnesses within named are 
Jno. Whipple Jun'r of Providence, 
Juo. Dexter, 



Jno. Grossman, 



of Taunton, 



Decb'r. 5, 1679. 
The Comitty Viz., Capt. Rich Smith, mr. Jno. Saffin and 
Elisha Hutchinson have granted four Equal shares of Land 
to be and Remaine unto wch p'son or p'sons (as the other Com- 
itty viz., Capt. Jno. Hull, Maj. Peleg Sanford & mr. Josiah 
" 3fo*7-lJ»|/''zS«J/^ Ai'nold,) shall order out of or Equal with that 
Compa. Viz. Maj'r Hump'r Atherton & Assotiates. They 
paying tlier several proportions of disburrse & charges. 

Decb'r 5, 1679. The above S'd Comitty have granted & 
Confirmed (by this Voate & censent)unto mr. ffrancis Brenly 
one share or Equal p'portion of Land out of or Equal with 
that Compa. Viz. Maj'r Hump'y Atlierton & Assotiates it being 
promised to him formerly by ye p'p''-"^^"-" 



he paying his proportion of Charges &e. 

Decb'r 5, 1679. The above S'd Comitty have grant- 
ed & Confirmed, (by this there Voate) unto mr. Richard 
Wharton & unto mr. Will Taylor, each of them one Equal 



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share or p'poifcioii of Land out of or Equal with yt Coinpa. 
viz., Maj'r Hump'ry Atheiton & Assotiatesin Mortgage Land 
they paying ther several proportions of dishurse & Charges. 
The line & two peices were Traced out in the 2»'sence of the 
S'd Comitt^e & Company p'snnt woh was don at the time 
ahovesaid & by their order therefore the vote passed. 
Exam. & allowed. 

(21) In Bost<m, Octo'r 11, 1683. 

Att a meeting of Georg Monks p'sent mr. Symon Linde 
for the Interest of Capt. Georg Denison, mr. ffranci's Brenly, 
Capt. Elisha Hutchinson for ye Literest of Capt. Edw. Hutch- 
inson & himselfe, mr. Sani'll Sewal for ye Interest of Capt 
\Jno. Hull in Petyquamscott Land, mr. Richard Wharton for 
his owne & mr. Wm. Taylors Interest, mr. Joshua Lamb for 
ye Interest of mr. Jno. Alcock To Consider of wages to pros- 
ecute & defray the Charge of the Narragansett affaire upon ye 
Report of his Majes'ties Com'isioners now to be transmitted 
for England. 

It was proposed by Capt. Hutchinson & Richard Wharton 
proposaijo^raise ^(, ^ihc rest p'seut that whoever would Advance 
& Adventure Mony for the occasion sliold ujxm the Kings 
Confirmation of tlie Mortgage Lands, to the Mortagees & 
p'sons deriveing from them should have for (;very shilling 
two, paid unto them or else an acre out of tlie Mortgage 
Lands for every shilling advanced. But all p'sent Refused, 
therfore it was Concluded & agreed that the p'sons p'sent 
And mr. Wate Winthrop, Jno Russell Esq, mr. Richard Smith 
foTd7fo^En7fani & mr. .Ino. Safan, should each Advance & 
adventure uppon the acc't-of the Mortgage twelve pounds in 
New England Mony to be Invested into proper Returnes for 
England to be transmitted & disbursed in the hands of mr. 
Tho. Deane and by him to be dispended tothe p'son ajjpoynt- 
ed to sollicitt said affaire or such other solicit'rs as may be 
Employed as be shall see occasion, & Receive their accounts 
tomr^Deane. "^ their disbursements from time to time. And. that 



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mi-. Deaiie sliold be wrote to that if he saw a probabillity to 
efect there business, he shold have what inony more might be 
Needful! transmitted upon his advice not Exceeding one hun- 
dred pounds. 

Itt was also agreed upon that demand be made of all the- 
Mortgages to Contribute, & bring in the sameproportion of mony 
Z^p/ffa^VW^ti^i'/soi for defraying formfer & future Charge, 
& if any Refuse or make unreasonable delay his share ac- 
cording to the first proposal! & agreement of Maj'r Atherton 
with his assotlates to be forfited or to be disposed for the ende 
afores'd, the Mony aforesaid to be paid to Capt. Qutchinson. 

It is further Concluded to write to.my Lord Culpeper to 

^cuipeper'^ ackuowledg his former & crave his future favor 
& furtherance of Ijiis affaire. 

No. 25, Exam. 

Boston, March 21, 1683. 
Att a Meeting at the House of the Hon'ed Gov. Simon 
Bradstreet Esq. were p'sent. 



Simon Bradstreet 
Capt. Waite Wintlnop 
mr. Simon Lynde 



1 
3 
1 



mr Juo. Saffin 



mr. Jno. Alcock 
Elisha Hutchinson 



appeare for 

■he ' ' 



the Interest 
of 



1 

2 



mr. Rich Wharton 



mr. Rich. Smith, 



in his owne -Right 

{Gov. Winthroj* 
Maj. e'lisha Winthrop 
Wate Winthrop 
Capt. George Denison 

f Maj. Josia Winslow 
\ Capt Tho. Willitt 
] Maj. Atherton 
[ Increese Atherton 

Doct. Jno. Alcock 
I Capt. Edw.'Hutchinson 
I Elisha Hutchinson 
f mr. Will Taylor 
I mr. Rich Wharton 

mr. Wm. Wharton wch 

he is to have when 

Business efected. 

mr. Rich. Smith, Sen'r. 

mr. Rich. Smith, .Tun'r. 

mr. James Smith. 



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(18) Agreed as foUoweth : 

Whereas, by a vote of the proprietors of the Naraganset 
Lands ther was on ye 21th of June, 1677; appoynted a Com- 
ittee (viz., Simon Bradstreet, Esq., mr. Jno. Baffin & Elisha 
Hutchinson) to act in there Concernes And the Weighty 
affaires of y^ Hon. Gov'r Simon Bradstreet, Esq., presenting 
his freequent on that affair, We hare p'sent being ye Maj'r 
p't ot the proprietors of above s'd Naraganset Lands have made 
Choyce of mr. Rich Wharton who is agreed unto mr. Jno. 
Saffin & Elisha Hutchinson, wch last three p'sons mentioned 
(or any t\jo of them with the Consent of such proprietors as 
are at any time met together in Boston after haveing Notis 
given them that Kve in Boston), are and shal be a Com ittee 
to act in any of our Concernes Refering to & Naraganset 
Lauds un till further order from us or the Maj'r p't of ye p'pri- 
etors of above S'd Naraganset. 

No. 26 Exam. 

Jno. Alcock 1. S. Bradstreete 1. 

also«was p'sent Elisha Hutchinson 2 W ait Winthrop 3. 
R. Smith 3. R. Wharton 3. Simon Lynde 1. 

Jno. Saffin 4. 

(22) Att A Meeting of the Claimers & proprietors of the 
Southerne Tract (Comonly Caled the Neck purchas) at the 
House of mr. , Richard Smith at Naraganset, April. 23, 1685. 
It was agreed as foUoweth : 

Whereas, John Winthrop, Esq., Governor of Conecticott 
Maj'r Hump'y Atherton of Massachusets, Rich. Smith, 
Sen'r., Rich. Smith, Juii'r., of Cocumsessuch, Wm. Hudson & 
Amos Richeson of Boston, & John Tinker of Nashila, Pur- 
chased of Cojuaquand Sachem of Naraganset a tract or 
parcle of Land in the Naragasel Country, asp er deed, dated 
July 4, 1659, being bounded by Cocumsessuch brooke on the 
North East, from thence Runing on a West Line until the 
pond Lying at the head of Matatucket or Petequarascat River? 



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(well pond is caled Pasacjico pond) bears South East, from 
thence South East, on the South West bounded by Matatucket 
River & so to the sea, And bounded by the sea or water on the 
south East. The above S'd Purcliasers admitted Capt. Ed- 
ward Hutchinson, Late of Boston, an Equal sharer or pur- 
chaser with them in s'd grant or tract of Land as appeares by 
theire Record. Naniecock Neck being part of S'd griant was 
surveyed ab(mt twenty five years since & agreed to be divided 
into Eight shares, viz. seven hundred acres at the Lower end 
of S'd Neck, next the sea unto Maj. Athertou, wch he ac- 
cepted of as his full share in S'd whole tract of Lfind bound- 
ed as above S'd. And the Rest of S'd Neck to be divided 
into seven Equal shares unto the above S'd proprietors, Maj'r 
Athertou only Excepted, wch S'd Neck was divided as by a 
platt under mr. Will Withington's hand in the year 1675, 
the order of Lying & the quantity of Laud being laid & 
Consented to Remaine to the above S'd proprietors & such as 
appeare for them & on their behalfe; wch Land is to Re- 
maine to S'd Purchasers, theire haires & Assignes forever. 

The Remainder of S'd tract or purches being now Survayed 
& mesured by nvr. John Gore, also mr. Rich Smith, land in- 
cluded in S'd deed taken into the platt, not^with standing it 
Expresseth a West line to Run from tlie top of a Rock south- 
ward of his house, its agreed & Consented to by S'd mr. 
Smith that that line is to Run south forty-two degrees West 
to. Annocatucket River, And all other divisions with mr. 
Smith's land above S'd to lye be & to Remaiue to the several 
purchasers theii' lieires Executors & Assignes for ever as in the 
plat above s'd now taken & to be Returned to us by s'd 
Gov'r as also one hundred & fifty acres to Sam'UEldred Sen'r 
fifty acres to Sam'll Eldred Jun'r, to them theire heires & 
assignes for ever the whole tract or purchas of Land contained 
in the above S'd two platts, as also mr. Smith's land included 
in S'd deed is to be & Remaine to S'd Smith with the above 
S'd proprietors or asignes, & Sam'll Eldred Sen'r & Sam'll 
Eldred Jun'r and to their Respective Haires & Assignes for 



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Ever in the same order for place & quantity iSc- quality as is 
Exprest in the above S'd platts, And that each proprietor shal 
allow good & sufficient Highwayes to be laid out through their 
Respective divisions as heer after shal be by the proprietors, 
thought meet, Conveniant&Com'odiusfor thepublique bene" 
fit & least predjuditial to any perticular person, In Witnes 
where of the Subscribers being proprieters or Claimers, in the 
Right of the above S'd purchasers have here unto put our 
hand & seale this 23 d, April 1685. 

Witness: 



Richard Speare. John Saffin. 




J. Winthrop. 



John Gore. R'd Wharton. ^S/Elisha Hutchinson. 
Daniel Eldred. Asaph Elliott. ^^P=^ 

Alexander Huling. ^iss:^ Rich'd Smith. 

No. 27 Exam. 




(23) To al£ Christian People to whome these pr'sents 
shall come, I Edward Hutchinson of Boston, in the Massa- 
^Muichinson° cliusetts Colouy, iu New England, send greeting. 
Know ye that I, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, for in 
consideration of one hundred and fifty acres of Land I re- 
ceived of my Son, Elisha Hutchinson of Boston afores'd, 
which he gave a deed of unto my son in law, Sam'll Dyre, by 
my appointment, which Land is in the Narraganset Country, 
and is part of that he now dwells on. And also in c<msider- 
ation of that love and affection I beare to my son, Elisha 
Hutchinson, and other causes and considerations, me, at this 
present, especially moveing the receipt of which Land I do 
hereby acknowledge, and my Selfe there with fully satisried 
and paid and of every part and parcel thereof do cleerly ao- 



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quit, exonerate and discharge the s'd Elisha Hutchinson, 
his heires, Exeeut'rs & Adm'rs forever, by these presents Hath 
given, granted, bai'gained sohl, aliened, enfeaffed and confirmed 
and doth by these presents give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, en- 
feaffe and confirme unto the said Elisha Hutchinson, his heires. 
Executors, Adm'rs and asignes forever all that the one halfe 
of a Farme or parcel of Land, the content of the whole 
ffarme is about One thousand acres lying & being in the Nar- 
raganset Country, on a Neck of Land commonly called Bos- 
ton Neck, and is Joyning to the Land of Capt. William Hud- 
son, and is in the occupation of John Cole, which Land is to 
be divided for quantity and quality, equally in all respects^ 
with one halfe of all its meadows, feedings, woods, wages, 
commons & appurtenances whatsoever to it belonging or any 
wise appertaining To have & to hold all and singular the 
before hereby bargained premises, granted and sold or herein 
mentioned to be granted, bargained and sold to the S'd 
Elisha Hutchinson, his heires, Exec'rs, Adm'rs and assignes 
To the onely proper use & behoofe of the said Elisha Hutch- 
inson, his heires, Exec'rs, Adm'rs and assignes for ever. And 
I, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, for me, my Exec'rs and 
Adm'rs do covenant promis and grant to, and with the s'd 
Elisha Hutchinson, his Exec'rs, Adm'rs & assignes by these 
presents in manner and forme as foUoweth (that is to say) 
That I, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, at the time of the En- 
sealing and delivery of these presents am the true, sole and 
onelyiawful Owner, possessor and proprietor of the before 
hereby granted premises, and every part and parcel thereof. 
And^that I, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, of my Selfehave full 
power and law full Authority to bargain, sell, give, grant and 
confirme the afores'd premises unto the said Elisha Hutchin- 
son, his Exec'rs, Adm'rs and assignes to his and their own 
proper use and behoofe for ever, according to the tenor and 
true meaning of these presents. And that I, the s'd Edward 
Hutchinson, my Exec'rs and Adm'rs shall & will, from time 
to time, and at all times, hereafter cleerly and lawfully dis- 



44 

charge and acquit, or other wise sufficient save harmless as 
well the before hereby granted and bargained premises, and 
every part and parcel thereof. As also the S'd Elisha Hutch- 
inson, his Exec'rs, Adm'rs and assignes, and every of them 
of and from all and singular former bargains, sales, mort- 
gages, gifts, grants, molestations, titles and incumbrances 
whatsoever, had made, done, or occasioned to be done by, 
from or under me, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, before the 
Ensealing and delivery hereof. And that the s'd Elisha 
Hutchinson, his Exec'rs, Adm'rs and assignes shall or law- 
fully may, from time to time, and at all times hereafter peace- 
fully and quietly have, hold, enjoy and dispose of the said 
before granted and bargained premises without the let, 
trouble, molestation', 

(24) or Sute of 

me, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, my Exec'rs, Adm'rs or any 
other person or persons whatsoever from by or under me. 
And that I, the s'd Edward Hutchinson, my Exec'rs & 
Adm'rs, shall and will warrant and defend the before granted, 
bargained premises, and every part and parcel thereof against 
all people, from, by or under me, to the said Elisha Hutchin- 
son, his Exec'rs, Adm'rs and assignes forever to the use in 
the manner and forme afores'd for ever by these presents. 
And the S'd Edward Hutchinson doth further covenant & 
promiss with and unto the S'd Elisha Hutcliinson, his lieires 
and assignes That (if occasion so require) he, the s'd Edward 
Hutchinson, will at any time hereafter, upon the reasonable 
request of tlife" s'd Elisha Hutchinson, his heirs or assignes 
give what further assurance or assurances as shall jov may be 
requisite or necessary for the mating this deed Valid in law, 
according to the true intent & meaning thereof, whither by 
acknowledgeing these presents before Authority or otherwise. 
In Testimony whereof I, the S'd Edward Hutchinson, to 
these presents have set to my hand & scale* this twenty third 
day of March, In the yeare of our Lord, One thousand six 



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hundred Seventy two, 1671-72. 

Edward Hutchinson (a Seale on a table) . 
Signed, Sealed and Deliv'd. 
John Usher, Wm. Hutchinson. 

John Usher, Esq., above subscribed, made oath before the 
subscribers, one of the Council of his Ma'ties Territory in 
New England, That being present at the time he saw Edward 
Hutchinson within written. Subscribe Seale and owne the 
within Instrument, delivering it as his act and deed. This 
done in Boston ye 16th day of June, 1686. 

John Pynchon. 
No. 28 Exam. 

To ALL PE jple unto whome these presents shall come: Jona- 
sSm.nT'oo. than Atherton, son andheire to Major Humphrey 
Atherton, sometime of Dorchester, in New England, dec'd 
haveing also had Administracon granted upon the estate of 
his s'd ffather, sendeth greeting : Know ye that I, the S'd 
Jonathan Atherton, for and in consideration of the sume of 
ifourteen pounds current money of New England to me in hand 
paid before the Ensealing & delivery of these presents by John 
Saffiu and Thomas Deane of Boston, in New England afore- 
s'd. Merchants, the receipt whereof I do acknowledge by 
these presents, and myselfe therewith fully paid and satisfied, 
Have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these pres- 
ents do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, 
alien, enfeofPe and confirme unto the s'd John Saffin and 
Thomas Deane in equal halves and proportion all that my 
part and proportion of all and singular the Lands lying &" 
being in the Narraganset Country & Countrys adjacent, wliiph 
were formerly mortgaged by the Indian Sachems unto my 
S'd deceased Father and his Associates (which Lands are sii*e 
forfited and possession thereof given, as by the S'd mort- 
gage, bearing date the thirteenth day of October, 1660, and 



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other Evidences and writings relating thereunto, may and doth 
appeare) being the whole right, title and interest in the s'd 
Land that did belong unto my s'd ffather, and now right fully 
descended and in all respects legally appertaining unto me 
as his lawful lieire. 

(25) To HAVE AND TO HOLD tlie above granted Lands with 
all & singular the rights, liberties, privileges, emoluments 
and appurtenances belonging unto the same, or any part or 
parcel thereof, with all deeds, writings and evidences whatso- 
ever touching or concerning the same unto them, the said 
John Sa£&n and Thomas Deane, their heires and assignes, and 
to their onely proper use, benefit and behoofe for ever in 
equall halves & proportion as afore s'd. And I, the s'd 
Jonathan Atherton, for my selfe, my heires, Exec'rs and 
Adm'rs do hereby covenant and grant to and with the S'd 
John Saffin and Thomas Deane, their heires and assignes, 
That at the time of this bargain and sale, and before the 
Ensealing and delivery of these presents, I was the true, sole 
and lawfuU Owner of the above granted Lands, and stand* 
Lawfully seized and possessed of the same in my own pro- 
per right of a good perfect and absolute Estate of inheritance 
in fee simple, and had in my selfe full power and lawfull Au- 
thority the same to grant, bargain, sell, convey and assure 
the same as above s'd. And shall and will warrant and de- 
fend forever the abov^ granted premises, and every part and 
parcel thereof unto them, the s'd John Saf&n and Thomas 
Deane, their heires and assignes against all and every person 
and persons whatsoever haveing, claiming or pretending to 
have or claim any legal right, title or interest of in or to the 
same by any waise or meanes whatever. And that I, the 
^id Jonathan Atherton, shall and will at all times hereafter 
(upon request made to me for that end) do and performe all 
such further act or acts, thing or things, whither by achnowl- 
ed^ng this present deed or by giveing such further and ample 
assurance of all the afore bargained premisses for the futher 
confirmation thereof unto the S'd Saffin and Deane, their 




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heires tind assignes, as in law or equity can be desired or re- 
quired i 

In Witness Sirhereof I, the s'd Jonathan Atherton, have 
hereuinio put my hand and seale this thirteenth day of ffebruary, 
In thd twenty ninth year of tlie Reign of our Sovereign 
Lordei King Charles the second. 

Jonathan Atherton. 

. Locus Sigilli. 

Ajino qu Dom, 1676-7. 

Signed, Sealed and Deli^'rd 
in presence of us, 

Isa. Addington. Bernard Trott, 
John Pole. 

This Instrement was acknowledged the 13th ffeb'ry, 
1676-6, Befo.ie John Leverett, Gov'r. 

No. 29 Exam. 

To ALL .Peoplii unto whome these presents shall come : 
■*"*^re *" Jomithan Atherton, now resident in Boston, in New 
England, marrin'r, sendeth greeting : Know Ye that I, 
the s'd Jonathan Athertoij, as son and right heire of maj'r 
Humphrey Atherton, late of Dorchester, in NewEngland, dee'd. 
and also as Administrator of the Estate of Increase Atherton, 
younger son of the S'd Humphrey Atherton, dec'd, for and 
in consideration of a voluable sume of lawful! money of 
New England to me in hand paid before the Ensealing and 
delivery of these presents by John Saffin of Boston afores'd, 
merch't, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and 
my selfe therewith full paid and satisfied, Have given, gj-anted, 
bargained and sold, and by these presents do freely, fully 
and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeofFe and 
confirme unto the said John SafGn, his heires, Exec'rs, Adm'rs 
and assignes forever One share or two and twentyeth part of 



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all and singular the Lands lying and being in the Narraganset 
Country in New Englg,nd afore s'd and Countrys adjacent, 
which were formerly 

(26) mortgage by the Indian Sachems unto my S'd deceas- 
ed ffather & his Associates, (which Lands are since forfited 
and possession thereof given as by the S'd morgage bearing date 
the thirteenth day of October J 660, & other Evidences and 
writings relating thereunto may and doth appear Together 
with all rights, profits, liberties, privileges hereditam'ts im- 
unitys and appurtenances whatso evei*to the premisses belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining, To have and to hold the 
s'd one share or two & twentyeth part of the s'd Lands with 
all and singular, the rights, profits, liberties, emulum'ts, 
priviledges, hereditam'ts appurtenances belonging to the. same 
or any part or parcel thereof, And also all Deeds, writings 
and evidences, whatsoever touching and concerning the same 
unto the s'd John Saffin, bis heirs, Exec'rs, Adm'rs -and as- 
signes and to his and their own sole and proper use, benefit 
and behoofe for ever, And I tho s'd Jonathan Atherton for 
my selfe, my heirs, Exec'rs and Adm'rs do hereby covenant 
and grant to and with the s'd John Saffin his Exec'rs aiid as- 
signes, That at the time of the bargain and sale hereof and 
before the Ensealing and delivery of these presents I was 
the true, sole andlawfull owner of all the above granted prem- 
isses, & stand lawfidly seized and possessed of the same in 
my own proper right of a good perfect and absolute Estate 
of inheritance in fee simple and had in my selfe full power 
and lawfull Anthority to grant bargain, sell and assure the 
same as aforea'd, And shall and will warrant, and for ever 
defend the above granted premisses, & every part and parcel 
thereof unto the s'd John Saffin, his heires Exec'rs, Adm'rs 
and assignes against all, and every person and persons what- 
soever haveing, claiming, or pretending to have or claim any 
legall right, title, or interest of, in or to the same by any waise 
or meanes whatsoever. And that I S'd Jonathan Atherton shall 



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and will at all tiiiies hereafter, (upon request made unto me 
for that end) doe and performe all such further act or acts'; 
thing or things, whither hy acknowledging this preseat Deed, 
or by giving such farther and ample assurance of all the afore 
bargained premisses for the farther confirmation, thereof unto 
the S'd John Saf&n, his heires Execto'rs, Adm'rs & assignes 
as in law or equity can be desired or required In Witness 
whereof I the s'd Jonathan Atherton have hereunto set my 
liaiid and sei},le this first day of May, In the twenty-ninth 
yeare of the Reign of S'd Sovereign Lord, Charles the second. 
Anno qu Dom 1677 Jonathan Atherton <^^^^ 

Locus Sigilli \yr i 

Signed, Sealed and i)eliv'd in the presence of us, Tho. Eel- 
land, Humphry Warren, John Hayward, S'n. 

Jonathan Atherton did tbis day appeare before me and did 

acknowledge this deed & Instrum't of Convayance according 

to Law. May ye third day, Anno 1677. 

Edward Tyng, Asist. 
No. 30 Exam. 

" Boston, May 24th 1684. 

(27) By the Com itte Appointed & Impowered to manage 
& order the affaires Respecting the Mortgaged Lands in the 
Nai'aganset Country. 

Whereas at several meetings at Boston of sundry of the 
Propiet'rs of the Lands of Naragauset caled the Mortgao-e 
Lands upon the 11th Octo'r Last and sundry other times 
Computation haveing been made of the Charge, Expence & 
debts of Late years, Contracted for defence of sd Interest & 
what is for ther Necessary to obtaine his Maj'ties, Confirma^ 
tion of Propriety and whereas sundry Consultations have been 
had to finde ways or meaues by wch mony may be most 
Equally Advanced, and Considering that the several p'sons 
whose names were Enteied as partners with Maj'r Atherton in 



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S'd Lands were only admitted upon Condition that they 
beare a proportion of all Charge in that Concerne^ many of 
whom have been hither too at no charge or disburse about, 
it. And, whereas, sundry proposals have been made & In- 
deavors used to borrow or Raise money to defray the afore 
s'd orders, and charge upon the Credit & Interest of the 
S'd Lands, but none that have been treated wch have been 
willing to advance there on, & that hither to the Charge 
hath Lained upon som few it hath been thought fitt & Need- 
full, & Resolved that each partner for a single share, & 
shall & ought to Contribute twenty pounds in Mony, & 
pay the same to Capt. Elisha Hutchinson, in Boston, withiil , 
too Months after the date hereof, who keeps & will Render 
accounts how the same shal be disbursed, & that those that 
shal make default of payment as afore s'd, shal & will be 
Justly Excluded & shut out from all propriety & Interest 
therein & looked upon as unconcerned in S'd Lands, of wch 
all persons Admitted upon the Conditions afores'd are hereby 
desired to take notis & accordingly act, appalying themselves 
to the standing Comitte to be Resolved in anything doubtful 
in & about the p'mises. 

No. 31 Exam. 



Bv order of tlie President & Council: 

Wee, John Pinchon, Bartholomew Gedney & Jonathan 
Tyng, Members of his Majties Councill, have Examined the 
several acts, accords. Deeds and Eutrys in the twenty seven 
foregoing pages, & finde them to agree with the Originals 
in the hands of Capt. Elisha Hutchinson, And Recomend it 
to the President & Council, that the transactions in this 
booke be allowed and declared good and Authentick Records, 
and that the same Booke be Caryed on & Imployed for En- 
try of thp subsequant acts, orders, agreements and transac- 



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tioiis of the proprietors deriveing by, with & from Jno. 
Wiiithrop, Esq., and Maj'r Hunip'ry Atherton, dece.ased, & 
there Associates, and all other Matters fitt for publique 
Record in the Naraganset Country, or King's Providence. 

Boston, the 17th day of June, John Pynchon, 

1686. Barth'l Gedney. 

allowed by ye President, Jonathan Tyng. 
& Councill. Ed. Randolph, Sec'y. 



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(28) Rochester, in the King's Providence, June 23th, 
168&. 

At a general Meeting of the Proprietors of the mortgage 
lands. 

Whereas, at severall meetings of the said propriet'rs Cer- 
taine gent men and others have bin admited joynt part'rs in 
the said mortgaged lands with the proprietors. But noe deed 
nor Coveynant as yett past unto them from the projyit'i's for 
their Respective interests. 

It is ordered and agreed by the propriet'^rs and Com ittee 
then present that Richard Wharton, Elisiia Hutchinson and 
John Saffin, Esqrs., be and are hereby apointed a Com ittee in 
the name and behalfe oB the whole Company to signe and 
l^.lTiSm*.7«^79.seale deeds for such Respective parts and 
Zppi°nudcfmiue^- interests which shall be good and valued 
in law to all intents and purposes as if it signed by the 
whole nnraber of proprietors; further, it is agreed that any 
one member of the S'd Com ittee, or Maj'r Richard Smith, 
Capt. John Browne or Capt. Natheniel Thomas are hereby 
appointed and Impowered in the name of the s'd Company 
of propriet'rs to Commence and presecute aild to hold plea 
& defend any Reall action Reffering to any part or parcell of 
the said Mortgage lands, or damage against any intruders or 
Ileagall posses'srs whatsoever, according to law, and untill 
farther ord'rs from the Propriet'rs or Comittee a fore s'd. 

Rochester, Jan'y 24th, 1686. 

The aforegoing ord'rs by the Court and agreem't being 
presented to ye Court and their allowance thereon prayed. It 
is ordered and declared that ye same bee allowed and is 
Rattified, and that the Clerke of the Courte and Record'r 
of the premisses doe each of them Record the Same. 

Euter'd upon Record this 28th June, 1686, p'r 

Jno. Fones, ReCord'r. 



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(29) James, the second, by the grace of God, King of 

England, Scotland, france and Ireland, Defender of the 

faith, &c. To all to whome these pres'ts shall come, greete- 

^^"'^sion^tT^"' i"g^ '■ Whekeas, a writte of Scire Facias hath 

^'cjitrecii ^ bi" Issued out or ye high court of Chancery 
ag'nst the late Gover'r and Company of the Massachusetts 
Bay, in New England, whereby ye Governm't of that Col- 
lony and members thereof is now in s'd hands, and wee be- 
ing minded to give all Prottection and incourigem't to s'd 
good Subjects therein, and to provide in the most Effectuall 
man'r that due and impartiall justice maye bee admin- 
istered in all Cases, civill & criminall, and that all possi- 
ble care maye be taken for the just, quiett and orderly Gov- 
ernm't of the same. Know yee, therefore, that wee, by and 
wth ye advice of o'r privy Councill, have thought fitt to 
Errect and constitute, and by these presents for lis o'r heirs 
and Suceso'rs, do Errect, constitute and apoint a President 
and Councill to take care of all that o'r territory and Domin- 
ion of New England, In America, com'noly called and Known 
by the name of or CoUony of the Massachusetts Bay, and o'r 
Province of New hampshire and niaiiie and the Narragan- 
sett Country, otherwise called ye Kings Province, wth all 
the Islands rights and members there unto appurtaineing and 
to ord'rly rule, and Governe ye same according to such me- 
thod of and Regulations as are herein after Specyified and 
Declared untill o'r chiefe Gov'r shall arrive within o'r S'd 
CoUonys, and for ye bett'r Execution of o'r Royall pleasure, 
in this behalfe wee doe hereby nominate and appointe o'r 
trusty and well beloved subject, Joseph Dudley, Esq., to bee 
ye first Presid't of the said Council, and to continue in the 
said office untill wee o'r heires or Successo'rs shall otherwise 
direct, and wee doe like wise nominate and appointe o'r trusty 
and well belloved Subjects, Simon Bradstreete, Wm. Stough- 
ton, Pett'r Bulkley, John pynchon, Rob't Mason, R. Whar- 
ton, Waite Winthrop, Nath'l Saltonstall, Bartholomew Ged- 
ney, Jonathan Tyng, John Usher, Dudley Bradstreete, John 



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Hinkes, Francis Champernoone, Edward Tyng, Jno. Fitz 
Wintlirop and Edward Randolph Erqs. to bee of o'r Councill 
witliii) o'r said territory and Colloiiy and, and that ye s'd Jos. 
Dudley & every succeeding president o£ the said Councill 
shall and maye nominate and appointe any one of ye mem- 
bers of the said councill for the time being to be his deputy 
and to Preside in his absence, and that the said Presid't or 
his Depuety, ;4,nd any Seven of the Said councill shall bee a 
Quorum and o'r Express will and pleasure is that no person 
shall bee admitted to sitt or have a vote in ye said councill 
until hee have taken ye oath of aleigeance and the oath here- 
after mentioned for the due and impartiall Execution of Jus- 
tice, and the faithfull Discharge of ye trust in th'm Reposed 
which oathes wee doe hereby authorize and derrict the s'd 
Simon Bradstreete, Wm. Stongliton, Fetter Bulkley, John 
Pynchon, Rob Mason, Rich Wharton, Waite Winthrop, 
Nathaniel Saltonstall, Bartholomew Gedney, Jonathan Tyng, 
John Usher, Dudley Bradstreete, John Hinkes, Fra. Cham- 
pernoone, 

(30) Edward Tyng, John Fitz Winthrop and Edw. Ran- 
dolph or any three of them, first to administer unto ye said 
Jos. Dudley the first President and ye said Joseph Dudley 
haveing ttijken ye said oathes wee doe, will authorize and re- 
quire him and the presid't for the time being to administer the 
same from tyme to time to all and Every other the members 
of o'r s'd Council, and wee doe here by will and require and 
command o'r S'd Presid't and Council and every of them to 
whom this o'r pleasure Shall bee made Knowne, yt all Ex- 
cesses whatsoever Sett apart they faile not to assemble and 
meet together at o'r towne of Boston, in New England, as 
Soon as may bee within the space of twenty dayes at the 
farthest next after ye arrivall of this our Commission at o'r 
said towne of Boston, and when to cause our commission or 
letters Pattent to bee read before such of them as shall be 
there assembled to gether to the Examplisation of the Ingag^ 



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in't passed in o'r high court of Chancery against the said 
late Goveru'r and Company of the Massachusetts Bay, and 
haveing duly first taken the said oathes together to choose, 
nominate and appoint such Officers and Servants as they shidl 
think fitt and nessesairey for o'r Service, and ajsoe to appoint 
Such other time and place for their future meetings as they 
or the Maj'r part of them, whereof the, presid't o'r his 
Deputy to be One Shall think fitt and agree, and our will 
and pleasure is yt our said Councill sJiall from time to time 
have and use such Seale, Onley for ye Sealeing their acts & ' 
orders & proceeding as shall bee appointed by us, o'r heirs and 
Success'rs for that purpose, and we doe by these presents, o'r 
heires and Succeso'rs Constitute, Establish, declare and ap- 
point o'r said Presid't and Councill & their Successo'is for 
the time being to bee a compleat and settled court of Record 
for the administration of Justice to all o'r Subjeets inhabit' 
ing within the limits aforesaid in all cases as well Civill as 
criminall, and yt the Presid't or any Seven of the Councill 
for the time being shall have full pow'r and authoritie to 
hold plea in all cases from time to time, as well as pleas of 
ye Crowne, and in all matters Rellating to ye Condemation 
of the peace and punishm't of Offenders, as in civill Suites 
and actions betweene P'ty arid party, or between us or any of 
o'r Subjects there, whether ye Same doe concerne ye Really 
and Relate to any right or freehold and inheritance, and 
whether ye Same doe Concerne ye personally, and relate to 
Some matters of debt, contract. Damage or other personall 
injury, and alsoe in all mixt actions which may concerne both 
realty ann Personalty, and therein after due, and Orderly 
proceeding and Deliberate lieareing on both sides to give 
Judgement and to award Execution as well in criminal! as 
Civill cases, as afor^s'd, see allways yt the formes of proceed- 
ings in Such cases, and the Judgni'ts thereupon to be given be 
£is consonant and agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this 
o'r Realme of England, as the present State and condition 
of o'r Subjects Inhabiting within the limits aforesaid, and 



tbe Circumstances of the place will admitt, and the presid't & 

(31 ) and Conncill for ye time being, and everyone of 
them Respectively before they bee admitted to there Severall 
and, Respective offices and charges Shall alsoe take ye oath — 
oath foUowinge you shall Swear well and truly to 

admiiiister Justice to all his Maj'fies good Subjects inhabiting 
within ye territory and Dominion of New England, urid'r 
this his Maj'ties Government, and also duely, faithfully to 
discharge and Execute thp trust in you reposed, accordinge 
tp ye best of yo'r knowlodge, you shall Spnre no person f(*r 
favours or affection, nor any p'gon grieve for hattred or III 
will, So lielp you God, aud wee doe further liereby giye and 
grant unto o'r said President and Council], or to ye Maj'r 
part of them, full pow'r and'authoritie to Errect, Constitute 
and establish Such and soe many County Courts and other 
Inferior Courts of .Judicature and publicke Justice within , 
o'r said Colony and Dominion as they shall think fitt and 
necessary for the hearing and Determining of all causes aS 
well causes as well criminall as civill according to law and 
equitie, and for awarding of Execution there upon with all 
reasonable and nessessary po>vers, authorities, fees and privi- 
lidges, Bellongeing unto them. Nevertheless it is our will 
aud pleasure, and Soe \fee doe hereby Expressely Declare 
that it shall and maye be lawfull from time to time to send 
for all & every p'son who shall think Jiim or them selves 
agrievedby any Sentence, Judgement or Decree, pronouucedj 
given or made as aforesaid in, aboute or concerning ye title 
of any land or other reall Estate or any p'sonall Action 
or Suite above ye value of three hundred pounds, & not 
und'r to appeale from Snch Judgem't & Sentence or De- 
cree unto us in o'r privy Conncill,, but wch and und'r 
This caution and Limittation yt the appealeant Shall first 
Enter wch and give good Secnritie to pay full costs in 
case noe estate shall bee Claimed upon Such appeale, and 






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for the better Defence and Securitie of all o'r loveiiig Sub- 
jects within o'r said territory and Dominion of New Eng- 
land Oar further will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby auth- 
oritize, Require and command o'r said jiresidft and Councill for 
the time being in o'r name-and und'r ye Seale by us appoint- 
ed or to bee appointed, to be used to give and Issue forth 
commissions from time to time to such person and persons 
whom they shall Judge best quaalified for the Regulations 
and Discipline of the Militia of our said territory and 
Dominion, and for the arraying and mustering the in- 
habitants thereof, and instructing them how to beare and 
use their armes, and that care be taken that Such good 
Discipline shall be observed as by the said Council shall 
be prescribed, and yt if any invasions s])all at any time bee 
made, or other destraction, Detriment or annoyance made or 
done by Indians or others upon or unto o'r good Subjects in- 
habiting within ye said territory and Dominion, wee, by 
these presents, for us, our heires and successo'rs, Declare, or^ 
daine and grant that it shall and maye be lawfuU to and for 
our said Subjects So commissioned by o'r said councill from 
time to time, and at all times, for their Special Defence and 
Saftie to Encounter, Expel, Repeal and resist by force of armes 
and 

(32) all other fitting way es, and ineans whatsoever all and 
every Such p'sou and p'sons as shall at any time hereafter 
attempt or Enterprise the distruction, invasion, detriment or 
annoyance of any our Said loveing Inhabitants or their plan- 
tations or Estates, and above all thiiiges wee doe by these pre- 
sents will require and Command o'r said councill to take all 
possible care for the discounteniiinceing of all vice and in- 
conrigem'tof virtue and good liveing, tliat by snch Example, 
the infidells mayebe invited and desier to, P'take of the 
Christian Relligion and for the greater Ease-& Sattesfaction of 
our said loveing Subjects in matters of Relligion, wee doe 
hereby will, require and command yt libertie of consciouce 



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shall bee alowed unto all P'soiis, and yt such Es[>ectialy'as shal 
bee conformable to ye rights of the church of England, shall 
bee particularly couutenanced and incouraged. 
and further, wee doe by these presents for us, o'r heires and 
Successo'rs, give and grant nnto ye Sayd Council and their 
Sucoessb'rs, for the time being full and free liberty, power 
and authority, to hear & determine in all Eniergances, 
Rellateing to ye peace and good Governm't of our Subjects, 
within ye s'd province, and also to Sumon and Convene, any 
p'son or p'sons before y'ra and punish Contempt's and to 
cause the oath of aleigiance to bee administered to all and 
every p'spn and p'sons who shall bee admitted to any office or 
preferment and for Supporting the charge of o'r government 
of o'r said territory and Doniini(m In New England. Out' 
will and pleasure is and wee doe by these presents authorize, 
and Require the said Eresid't and Coiincill to continue Such 
taxes and Impositions as have bin and are now laid and im- 
posed upon the inhabitants thereof, and that they levey ami 
Distribute or cause the same to be leveyed and Distributed t6 
these ends, in the best and most equall manner they can alsoe, 
our will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby derrect and 
appoint, that if thei s'd Presid't of our Councill shall happen 
to dye, that then from and after the death of the s'd president, 
his deputy shal Succeed him in the office of president, and; 
Shall and maye nominate and chose any one of ye Said coun- 
cil to be his deputy to preside in his absence, and the said 
Deputy Succeeding Shall continue in the said Office of presi- 
dent untill o'r further will and pleasure be Knowne therein, 
and if any of ye members of the s'd council shall hapen t(^ 
dye, our will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby dirrect and 
appoint the presid't of o'r Council for the time being to Elect 
Some other person to bee a member of the said Coiincil for 
that time, and to send over ye name of such p'son soe chosen,' 
and the names of two more whom o'r president Shall judge 
fittly qualified for the s'd trust, that wee our heires and suc- 
cesso'rs maye nominate and appointe which of the three Shall 



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bee ye membier in the place of ' ye member Soe dyeing and 
Lastly o'r will and pleasure is that The said president and 
Councill for the tyme being do prepare 

(33) ' and send niito us 

Such Rules and methords for their pwue proceedings as maye 
l|est Suite with ye Constitution of o'r territory and Dominion 
aforesd, and for the best Establishing our Authoritie there, 
and the Grovernmeut thereof, that wee maye alter or approve 
the Same as wee shall think fitt; 
In Witness whereof wee have caused these o'r Lbtt'rs to be 

- made Pattent. <, 

: ■ . • ' . lit-' ,1 , 

Witness o'r selfe at Westminister, the 8th day of Octo., in 
the first yeare of o'r Raigene. 

I Ea. Randolph, Sec'y. 

A true Copie. 



By the Presid't and Councill of his Maj'ties territory and 
Dominion of New England in America. 

«" ■ ' ■' 

To Joseph Dudley, William Stoughton, John Winthrpp, 

Eiward Randolph and Rich Wharton, John Blackwell, 

Edward Palmer and San^uell SewallEsqs,,Elisha Hutchinson, 

Richard Smith, Francis Brinley, Jno. Saffiu Esqs., John Pones, 

Thomas Ward & James Pendleton, Gent'&c. 

Joseph Dudley Presid't. 

Know ye yt wee his maj'ties Presid't and Councill by virtue 
5^0 ""cf^^'j^^^t of authoritie, to us given by this, his Maj'ties 
Commission und'r ye greate Scale oFEaghi,nd for Goverrim'tof 
this his Maj'ties said Territory and Dominion, bearing date at 
Westminstier,' ye Eight day of Octo'r. • In the first yeare of 
his Reigilfe, have nominated, appointed and assigned you, 
and every such or more of you whereof, the said Joseph Dud- 
ley or Wm. Stoughton or John Winthrop, Is to be one oj^ his 



Maj'ties Justice of ye peace and Comniissioii'rs within ye Nar- 
ragansett Country, otherwise, called ye Kings province to 
settle and dispose the affaires of yt Province, and ye people 
thereof accordinge to such methods and Regulations as are 
hereafter Specified and declared untill wee shall otherwise 
order and wee doe hereby will and require you his Maj'ties 
Said Justices and Commissioners and every of you yt all 
Excesses whatsoever, Sett apart yon faile not to assemble and 
meet togethes at Maj'r Richard Smiths, in the Narragausett 
Country and hold a Coiirte in his Maj'ties name at or upon 
Wensdaye ye 23 th Daye of this instant June, and then and 
there to cause his Maj'ties Commission or Letters, Pattent or 
ye Exemplification or Cople thereof attested by the Secretary 
of his Maj'ties Councill here and this his Maj'ties Commission 
for constituting this Court to bee publickly read and to 
appoint Such officers and servants and Such other time 
and place for yo'r future meetings, as you or any three 
or more of you whereof you ye Said Joseph Dudley or 
Wm. Stoughton or John Winthrop to be one. Shall think 
fitt afld agree on for his Maj'ties service, and yi you the' 
Said Joseph Dudley, Wm. Stoughton, John Winthrop, Ed- 
ward Randolph, Richard Wharton, or any of you or any other 
member of his Maj'ties Councill together with any two of ye 
Justices of ye peace Tiereafter named, and in absence of all 
and every member of his Maj'ties Councill you the said John 
Blackwell, Edward Palmer, Samuel Seawall, Elisha Hutchin- 
son, Rich Smith, Francis Brinley and John Saffin, who are 
by this Commission, all assigned to be Justices of ye peace 
and of ye Quorum or any one of yOu together with any 
two others of ye Justices- of ye peace Viz. : John ffones, 
Thomas Ward and James Pendleton shall have power, 
and are hereby authorized and appointed to be a con- 
stant and Settled Court, for ye Administration of Justice 
to all his Maj'ties, Subjects inhabiting within ye Limitts of 
his majesties, 



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(34) said province and all ye rights and members thereunto 
appnrtaineing in all Cases as well Civill as criniinall, and shall 
havefuU pow'rand Authority to hold plea in all Oases, from 
/time to time as well, in pleas of ye Qrowne and in all matters 
rellating to ye Consideration of ye peace and punishment of 
Offenders, not Extending to Life or Limb, as in all Civill 
Suites or actions, Betweene p'tye and pa'rties or betweene his 
Maj'ties and any of his Maj'ties Subject, whether the Same 
doe concerue the Personalty and relate to some maner of deed 
and contract Damage, and other personall injurey and alsoe 
in all mixt actions wch maye concerne both Realty and per- 
sonalty, and therein after due and orderly proceeding and 
Deliberate heareing of bgth Sides to give Judgment and to 
award Execution, not Extending to life or Limb as aforesaid 
as well in crimin'all as in Civill Cases as aforesaid, See alsoe yt 
ye formes of proceedings in Such caseS and ye Judgm't there 
upon to be Given, be as Consonant, and agreeable to ye Laws 
and Statutes of his Maj'ties Realme of England, as the pres- 
ent State and Condition of his Maj'ties Subjects inhabiting 
within ye limitts aforesaid, and Circumstances of the place^ 
will admitt, haveing always due regard to his Maj'ties, 
Gracious indulgence for Libertie of conscience in matter of 
llelligion, and in case any person Shall be charged before you 
with any Capittiill Offence or crime against his Maj'tie, his 
Governm't or authoritie, then you are to committ him to 
' safe custodie & upon any probable Evidence of his Guilt, and 
Recognizance taken for prosecution, you are to send Such 
person under safe guard and custody, to bee delivered up to 
ye ord'r of ye Presid't, or other of his Maj'ties Councill at 
Boston,, and you and every one of you respectively before you 
be admitted to ye Exercise of ye power afores'd, shall take this 
Oath following — you shall swear well and truely to 

administer Justice to all his Maj'ties good Subjfects inhabit- 
ing within the territory and Dominion of New England und'r 
this his Maj'ties Government, and alsiie duely and faithfully 
to discharge and Execute ye trust in you reposed, according 



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to ye Ijest of yo'r Knowledge, you shall Spare iioe person for 
fevpur of afEectiou nor any person Grieve for liattred or 111 
will, So help you God . which said oath wee doe 

hereby authorize you the s'd Joseph Dudley, Wm. Stoughton, 
John Wintlirop, or any other member of his Maj'ties Coun- 
cHl or Justice of ye Quorum to Administer, neveitheleSs wee 
his Maj'ties, Presid't and Councill doe hereby Expressly 
Declare y t shall and maye 'be lawf uU from time to time, To 
and for all and every person yt that shall Think him or them- 
selves agrieved by any sentenced Judgment or Decree pro^ 
nounced. Given or made as aforesaid. In aboute or concerneinge 
ye, The title of Land or other reall Estate or in any personal! i 
action or Suite above ye value of tenn pounds and not und'r 
to appeale from ^uch Judgement, Sentence or Decree unto us 
his Maj'ties, Siaid Presid't and Councill, But wch and und'r 
this Ca^tion^ and Limmittafcion, yt the appealant Shall first 
enter unto and give good Seouereitie to paye full costs in 
Case, in Reliefe Shall be Obtained upon such appeale and for 
the better Deffence and Securety of his Maj'ties Loveing 
Subjects within the said province, wee his Maj'ties, Presid't 
and Councill aforesaid doe hereby authorize you or any thre^ 
or more of yo'u, whereof he said Joseph. Dudley, W m. Stough- 
ton or Jno. Winthrop or some other member of the councill or 
In their absence, you, John Blaekewell, Edward Palmer, Sam- 
uell Seawall, Elisha Hutchinson, Rich'd Smith to be one of his 
Maj'ties Com'ss'rsfor ye Ordering Reguleation, and Discipline 
of ye IV^^itig, of his 

(35) said Province for ye 

arrayeing iand mustering the inhabitants thereof, and instruct- 
ing them how to beare and use their arms, and to take care 
of such good Discipline rules and orders be Observed as by 
his ]VIaj'ties, Said Presid't and Councill Shall be prescribed 
and from time to time to iiominate unto us his Maj'ties, said 
presid't ai^d Councill, the names of such persons upon or 
within ye Said province" as you Shall Judge fitt to be appoint- 



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ed Goninianileis and other Officers of the said Militia, 
and to administer to all Sncli commanders and Mili^aiy 
Offercers, and to all Justices of the peace, constables and other 
Offercers allready appointed ajid Commissioned in all or any 
the affairs of his Maj'ties in the said province that have not 
alreadye in due forme, taken ye same as well ilie Oath of 
Allegiance appointed by Law, as the Oath herein before 
reciated for ye faithful! and due Discharge of their respective 
offices trusts and Imploytn'ts and above all things wee his 
Maj'ties, Said Presid't and Co^uncill doe by these presents will 
and require you and every of you his Maj'ties Commissioners 
In the afffiires hereby Committed to you to take all possible 
care for ye Piscountenanceing all yice and incourageur't of 
v'rtue and good Liveing, that by stich Example ye Infidells 
maye be Invited and Desire to partake of the Christian 
Heligion* / -, 

' And wee doe further hereby give and Grant to you ov any 
three or more bf you, whereof ye S'd Joseph Dudley, Wm. 
Stoughton or John Winthrop or some member of his Maj'ties 
Conncill, or in their absence, you, the said John Blackwell, 
Edward palmer, Elisha Hutchinson, Rich'd Smith, fra. Brin- 
■ ley or" John Saffin to be one full and free liberties, power and 
authority to heare and Determine in all Emergenciees rellat- 
ing to ye power and good Govemm't of his Maj'ties Subjects 
within the Said Kings Provinces, and alsoe to summon and 
Convene any person or ])ers()ns before you to punish Con- 
tempts and to cause pe oath of alegiance to be administerea\ 
to all and every person and persons who shall be admitted 
into any office or Preferment within the Same Province in 
Witness whereof wee have caused this o'r Coniniission to be 
attached and Ratified under ye Seale appointed by his Maj'tie 
for Confirmation of the publick Acts and. ord'rs and Com- 
missions of us his Maj'ties, Said Conncill, Dated at Boston 
the 18th day of June, In the second yeare of his Maj'ties 
reigine. By order of the Presid't and Conncill, n 

Edward Randolph, Secre'ty. 



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(se) To tlie Kings most Excellent Maj'ty 

Maye it Please yo'r Majesty, 

Whereas yo'r Maj'tie hath bin graceously Pleased by yo'r 
Commission und'r yo'r Roy all Signett,beareing date atlt White- 
hall ye seventh day of aprill in the four and thirtieth ^yeare 
of yo'r Reigine to Constitute Edward Cranfield vEsq'r, 
Lieuten't Gov'r and Command'r in Chiefedf new Hampshire, 
William Stoughton, Joseph Dudley, Edward Randolph, 'Sam- 
uel Shrimpton, John Pitz Winthrop. Edward Palmer, John 
Pynelion and Nathaniel Saltinstall Esq'rs or any three of them 
w;liereof Edward Cranfield or Edward Randolph Should bee 
of ye Corum Com'rs for Enquireing into the Respective 
Claimes, and titles as well of yo'r Maj'ties as all p'sons and 
Corporations whatsoever to ye imediate Jurrisdiction and 
Propriety of Soyle to the Kings Province or Narragansett 
Countriy and to make Reporte of ye Same, wth theire Oppin- 
ioiis upon ye matter yt Should bee Examined by them,- That 
yo'r Maj'tie might cause impartiall Justice to b^e done 
In Hamble Obedience to yo'r Maj'ties Command, wee yo'r 
Maj'ties Sayd Commissioners whose names are Subscribed doe 
hnrabley offer yt upon receipt of yo'r Said Commission wee 
both by yo'r Lett'rs to yo'r Severall Govern'rs and councill, 
of yo'r Collonies and by printed Summons Sent to them to 
Publish if they Saw cause in their Respective Jurrisdicticm 
for information of their people, Signified ye purport of ye 
Said Commission, andyt wee had appointed on Wens daye the 
two and twentieth of Aug' t, to Convene at ye lionse of m^-. 
Rich'd Smith in ye Narragajisett Countrey to receive all such 
information, Evidence and claime as well in yo'r Maj'ties 
behalfe as of all p'sony and Corporations whatsoever as should 
bee offered wth other Nessessary Instructions & that upon the 
two and twentieth of Aiig'st, wee convened at ye place afore- 
said where Capt. John Allyn and mr. John Wadsworth two 
of the Majesti-ates of Conecticott Collony as their agentes,' 
Thomas Hinckley Esq'r Gov'r of New Plymouth In person and 
mr Waite WinthrOp, mr. Symon Lynde, mr. John Saffiu, mr. 



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Elisha Hutchinson, 111 r. Richard Wharton aiidmr. Joshiah Lambe 
in thire owne Behalfe and as Representatives for ye Rest that 
claime Propriety in Riglit of John Winthi'op Esq'r and Majo'r 
Humpl^rey Atherton and Parteners, all Appeared and after 
every duty full and thankf uU acknowledgm'ts of yo'r Maj'ties 
gre,at and gracious care to informe yo'r Selfe and by yo'r 
final Determination to cause iinpartiall Justice to bee done. 
The Agents of Conecticott and Gov'r of New Plymouth in 
theire CoUonies Behalfe Respectively claimed Jurrisdiction 
by pattent over the Kings Province or Narragansett countrey, 
and the said mr. Winthrop. Lynde, Saffin, Hutchinson, Whar- 
ton and Lambe, Entered their claimes and produced their 
Evidences for the Soyle of the said Province and countrey. 
Sundry Other Claimes were alsoe Exhibited to Severall parts 
»of ye. Said Province, all P'sons any waise concerned Express- 
ing grate Sattisfaction in and Submittion to yo'r Maj'ties 
Commands and our proceedings, Excepte Onley ye Governm't 
of Rhoad Island aud Providence Plantations, from whom 
accordinge to the Informations given to yo'r Maj'ties Com- 
missionr'es 

(37) Anno, 1664, and what was Some yeares Since Sug- 
gested to yo'r Maj'tie aud Councill by Randall Houldeen and 
John Greene, wee Expected further Information as Evidence 
as to yo'r Maj'tys interest and Propriety, but in steed of their 
CoUonies Assistance in yo^r Maj'ties Concernes and prosecu- 
tion of their owne prettension, their Genereall Assembly was 
promptly called and as wee are informed adjourned in an un- 
usuall maimer to a house in the Narragansett Countrey, dis- 
tant about a mile from ye place of our Session who Sent us a 
Lett'r interdicting o'r Proceedings which not availeing thye 
Sent their Sergeant Generall in a Riotus mann'r wth a greate 
number of horsemen who by Loud Proclamation Prohibited 
us from Keepeing court in any Part of their Jurrisdictiouj 
Commanding all persons within ye Verge of their CoUonie or 
Kings Province to Depart and not to bee abett'rs to our pre- 



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tended Court, as by theii" Lett'r & Proclamation Maye more 
fully Appea.re Nothwithstanding wee continued to make 
Stricte Enquirey and Examination both of the Ancientest 
Inhabitants of ye English and Indians for two dayes and 
received all such clarmes as were presented & in Regard nowe 
Appeared wth any claime or plea in yo'r Maj'ties behalfe, 
wee Adjourned to Boston there to meet on the third of Sep- 
tember f ollowiiig, and Substituted a Committee to carry a 
Lett'r to Rhoad Island court intimeteing our Adjournm't and 
Demand in yo'r Maj'ties name and for yo'r behalfe, yt ye said 
Committee might Striiete Judge and Examine their Records, 
and alsoe sent particular sumons in yo'r Maj'ties name to 
said Houldin and Greene to appeare before us on the third of 
September, and to give in Evidence pursuant to ye Informa- 
tion or Suggestion given toyo'rMaj'ty in Councill at White-' 
hall, which said Lett'r was delivered to mr. William Codd- 
ington their Governor, and ye Sumons to ye Said John 
Greene, in Open Court, the Answer and Responce whereof 
and the methods of our Proceedings and of ye greate con- 
tempt Offered to your Maj'ties Commission by ye Gen'U 
Assembly of Rhoad Island, wee humbly Reffer To a Narrative 
drawne by William Wharton our Reg'r and approved by our 
Selves which with this will by our Ord!rs bee humbly laid at 
yo'r Maj'ties feete. 

Upon Monday the third of S'd September wee ag^aine con- 
vened at Boston and gave further Opportunities for New 
Claimes, but none from Rhoad Island Appeared, Soe yt they 
then faileing In their duty, mr. Richard Wharton and partners 
Exhibited a printed booke containgeinge a Deed beareing Date 
the 19th of aprill 1644, being the Subjection of two ohiefe 
Sachems named, Pissicussand Canonicus of themselves, their 
people and lands to the care. Protection and Governm't of 
yo'r Royall father of blessed memory and wth the Said Booke 
was presented a !^reviate or memoriall of ye Occaission and 
Improvement of Said Subjection, the said Wharton and part- 
en'rs Declaireinge that none of them Know of any other Evi- 



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deuce as to yo'r Maj'ties Propriety or interest in ye Soyle, 
nither hath any bin Offered by any other hand, Soe That wee 
have Primirly and Seriously considered ye Severall claitnes 
Before us to ye Jerrisdiction which wee finde as well by the 
Said printed Deed of Subjection as by former Capitulations 
, and conclussions after Conquest of the Pequods Betweeue ye 
Maj'ties Subjects of the United Collonies and the Sachems 

(38) and Coiisello'rs in the Nart-agansett 

Countrey and the Purchase, Possession and Improvement made 
by yo'r Maj'ties Subjects to have bin Absolutely vested iii 
yo'r Maj'ty and yt yo'r Maj'ty by yo'r Letters Pattents dated 
at Westminster the three and twentieth of April, in the four- 
teenth yeare of yo'r' Maj'ties Reigne yo'r Maj'ty granted to 
ye Grov'r and Company oE Cotinectieott and their Success'ors 
all that part of yo'r Dominion in New England, Bounded on 
the East by Narragansett River, comonlly called Narragansett 
Bay, Where the said River falleth into ye Sea, and on the 
North by the Line of ye Massachusetts Plantation, and on the 
South by the Sea and in Longitude as ye Lyne of the Massa- 
chusetts Running from East to West that is to Saye from ye 
Said Narragansett Bay on the East to the South Sea on the 
west part, there unto adjourneing together with all firme 
lands, Soyles, grounds, Havens, Ports, Poiutes, Watters, fish- 
ings, Mines, miniralls, precious stones, and all and Singular 
otiier Commodities and Jurrisdictions whatsoever Reserving 
to yo'r Maj'ty, yo'r heires and Successors, Only the fifth part 
of ye Oare of Gold and Silver as by the said Charte maye at 
Large appeare. 

W*«e have alsoe had Information, yt Sometime after yo'r 
Maj'tys grant and Said Pattent was Sent to yo'r Collonies of 
Connecticott, the said Countrey of the Narragansett was Like- 
wise by Pattent granted by yo'r Ma'ty to ye Gov'r & Compa. 
of Rhoad Island Plantation, and is by Charter bounded by a 
River called Pawquatuck which by said Charter is for ever to 
bee accounted and called the NaTragans^ett River, and this 
Latter grant of yo'r Maj'ty to Rhoad Island Seemes to bee 



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founded upon advice Submitted to, by John Winthrop 
esquire, Sayd to bee Agent for Connecticott CoUony and mr. 
John Clarke Agent for Rhoad Island to which the Agents of 
Connecticutt pl«adtliat mr. Winthrops Agency for them wase 
whfen hee had Obtained and Sent ye Pattent to them, & that 
noe Submission or act of his could Invalidate or deprive them 
of any the benefitts gi-aciously granted by yo'r Maj'tys Char- 
ter and yt Notwithstandeing the Seemeinge Bounderries, Sett 
by the said Articles Signed by mr. Winthrop and mr. Clarke, 
Itt is in ye same Articles provided yt the Propriet'rs and In- 
habittants of the Narragansett Countriey, Shall chuse to whi(^h 
o£ the two Governments to belong, and yt they unanimously 
chose and Subjected to the Government of Connecticott ijnd'r 
which yt Plantation began to prosper till ye yeare 1664—5 
when Some of yo'r Maj'ties Commission rs (which it is 
alledged without Collonell NichoUs,) then absent, (could 
make noe valid act) In favour to ye Rhoad Islanders, Published 
some Inadvertent Ord'rs Sent by Collonell NichoUs and 
themselves Reversed however by the said Ord'rs > and the 
prettensioiis that the Rhoad Islanders by virtue of their Pattent 
ipake Wee finde they have much MoUested the Inhabitants 
and Discouraged the Settlement of the said Countrie and oc- 
cassioned Continuall Controversies betweene the said CoUt 
onies. 

Pursuant therefore to yo'r graciouis Ends to quiett these 
Disputes, wee have Carefully Endeavoured to Obleague cer- 
taine Knowledge of the boundes of yo'r Maj'ties, Councill of 
the Narragansett Countriey and upon ye best Evidence offered 
and Examination of Sundry Ancient persons both of the 
English and Indians, It appears y t a Brooke called W etapaiig 
is neare the Sea the westerly bounds of the Narragansett 
Country, all the land 

(39) which is in bredth aboute fouer or five 
miles, Lyeing betweene the said Brooke and Pauquatirck 
being the Pequod Conntrey, and by Conquest taken from 
them and dispossed of to Severall p'sons within which Limitts- 



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Lyes Said farmes bellongeiiig by Ancient grant, to Harvard 
Colledge, to mr. Symon Lynde & other persons whose titles 
being asserted have bin Acknowledged by all others Pretend- 
ing Propriety, and yt the Narragansett Bay or Kiver where 
it fall into ye Sfea bounds ye Narragansett Countrey Easterly 
and by a testymoney given by Gov'r Winthrop in his Life 
time upon another occassioh, and alsoe by Information of 
Sundry Old and principall Indians, It appeares that Patuckett 
River lyeing betweene Rehoboth and Providence was ye 
intended boundery, and lines betweene Plimouth CoUonie , 
and Providence plantation which in Plimouth Pattent is 
called Narragansett River, the, Patucket river fallinge into the 
greater Narragansett River or Bay that bounds Narragansett, 
Eastward Soe, yt betweene ye Said River of Patuckett 
Quenebaug and Nipmug countries to ye Northward and 
Wecapaug Brooke, Westerly Lyes the whole Dominion and 
territory containing the Gowhesett and Niantick Countreys, 
formerly and lately bellonging to ye Narragansett Sachems and 
generally called the Narragansett Countrey as doth claime 
made by the CoHoney of Plimouth to Jurrisdiction and 
Toycheing Narragansett Countrey, wee finde it hath onley 
foundation from ye name given to Pawquatuck of ye Nar- 
ragansett River, (and if Anciently and truely soe called then 
Plimouth's charter if confirmed by yo'r Maj'ty being granted 
by the Couucill of Plimouth and beares date the 13tli of 
January, In the fifth yeare of ye Reigiue of yo'j Royall 
father) will Determine ye Coutroversee Betweene Rhoad 
Island and Connecticott, and Comprehends ye whole Narrag- 
ansett and part of the Pequod Countrey, the Lands granted 
to plimouth, being bounded Southerly by the NaTragansett 
River, But with humble Submission wee cannot See any cause 
to Judge yt the said Pawquatuck Riv'r Anciently was or 
ought to bee called or accounted ye Narragansett River, 
Because it Lyes Some miles within the Pequod Countrey a 
Nation till Exterpated by the English often or allwaise at 
warr wtli ye Narragansetts, and to which Territorys ye Nar- 



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ragausetts never planted, because Pawquatuck River falls 
into ye Sea many miles to ye westward 'of a,ny part of Nar- 
ragansett Bay, Wee are of Opinion that ye Narragansett Bay 
is the River Anciently called Narragansett River, both because 
it on the Eastward washes and boundes ye whole length of 
the Narragansett Countrey and for that, Plimouth Colloney 
which hath now bin planted nearfe three score yeares have 
ever siuQe bounded themselves accordeinge to ye tearme and 
Limittation of their Patteiit, by the Same Bay called Nar- 
ragansett River, towards the South into which ye freshes of 
sayd Riv'r called Pacatuck Empties it Selfe in a Precipice, 
thus in all hummillitie haveing Represented our opinion as to 
the bounds & Jurrisdiction, wee humbly Exprest Our Oppin- 
ions Respecting Proprietie of Soyle as followeth: 

Wee finde that by one Deed Dated ye Eleventhvof Jnne 
1659, Cogina\juand chiefe Sachem and Proprieto'r of the 
Narragansett Countrie did give, grant and conveye to John 
Winthrop Esq'r and Maj'r Humphrey Atherton and Partners, s 
their heires and assignes one lairdge tract 

(40) of land now called 

ye Nortliwa,rd tract, and ye sayd Coginaquand by another 
deede dated ye 4th of July ,1659, did in like manner co'nveye 
to ye said John Winthrop, Maj'r Atherton and Parten'rs, ' 
another lardge Peace of land now called ye Southerne tracte 
or Namecock and wee finde by Sundrye other Deeds from ye 
Other Sachems, the sayd Conviances Ratified and Sundry 
Receipts and acknowledgm'ts of full Sattisfaction to all p'sons 
any wiiies concerned. 

Wee alsoe finde that by a deed beareing date the 13th of 
Octo. 1660, Sequenck, Ninaguatt, Scuttup and Queqna- 
ganuett, Narragansett Sachems for valuable consideration 
Mortgaged to Maj'r Atjierton and Parten'rs, the remaineing 
parte of ye whole Narragansett Countrey containeing the 
Cowhesett and Niantick Countreys, and find yt as part of yt 
Consideration Seven hundred thirty four fathom of Peague 



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■was payd Novemb'r l6tli, 1660, and Sundry other pyaments 
made and gratuities given to»full Sattisfaction as by Sundry 
receipts and acknpwledgm'ts doth appeare, (the Comniisso'rs 
of all yo'r Maj'ties CoUouies approveing these transactions 
and alsoe Wee finde by, the testimonies of John Button, 
William Cotton, John Rhoades and Ambiose Leeth, Sworne 
before John Endicott Esq'r, Gov'r of the Massachusetts, the 
22th of Septemb'r, 1662, and Recorded at ^artford, yt 
Scuttup and Ninaguatt wth Sundry other Sachems Consello'rs 
and Indians to the Number of two or three hundred being 
assembled at a place called Petaquamscott, the said Scuttup 
in presence of sayd Indians and many English alsoe assembled 
did in the behalfe of him selfe, brother and friends delliver 
possession of the Countrey by turff and twigg to Capt. 
Edward Hutchinson, Capt William Hudson and mr. Richard 
Smyth, Juno'r, in behalfe of them selves & Partners Declare- 
ing the lands to bee then allready Sold by Deede by them 
selves & the rest of the Sagganiores to Maj'r Atherton and 
Partners. 

Wee alsoe finde yt the Said Maj'r Atl)erton, Capt. Hutchin- 
son, Hudson & partners with grate Expense and Industrey 
applyed them selves to ye Settlement and Inprovem't of Sayd 
Countrey, maney Considerable farmes being Layd out, 
houses and Edifices Errected and two towneship alsoe Layd 
out, and methods for Improvem'ts and tenures aggreed upon 
With ye Inhabitants of our townes named, Wickford and ye 
other Newbury. 

Alsoe it Appeares that the said Purchas'rs did Request 
and Instruct John Winthrop Esq., to Supplicate yo'r Maj'ty 
to add ye Sayd Narragansett Countrey to the territoryes and 
Jurrisdiction of Connecticott, which yo'r Maj'ty graciously 
granted and was further graciously pleased by yo'r Royall 
Lett'r dated ye 21th of June, 1663, Directed to ye Gover'r and 
Assistants for the Massachusetts, Plimouth and Connecticott 
CoUonies to Approve and Incourage the Purchasise'rs dessignes 
and as yo'r Maj'ty pleased them to call them Laudible Evid- 



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ences to Settle and plant a CoUoney to the Enlargem't of 
yo'r Empire and to Recomei^e the said Purchasso'rs and 
Proprieto'rs to the Neighbourly Kindness and Protection of 
sayd CoUonyes willing them upon all Occiaissions to bee assist- 
ing to them 

(41) against the unjust Oppressions and molestations of 
those of Ehoad Island with other Expressions of yo'r Rpyall 
grace and favour to ye Said Purchasers Apon which titles 
and incouragem'ts the Clayments offer probable Computation 
and argum'ts that their P'desso'rs them selves and p'sons 
concerned with them haive Expended for pui^chaseing and 
Settling the saidCountrey at least Twenty thousand Pounds, 
and that had not ye 111 Effects of the Ord'rgmade by some of 
yo'r Maj'ties Commisso'rs that come Over in 166^:, and the 
greate mollestrations and pretensions of ye Ghoad Islanders 
Obstructed the Settlement, the Countrey had by ye Planting 
the Sayd two towns and other Improvem'ts bin Soe Populated 
that greate part, if not all the mission of the late Indyon warr 
liad bin prevented. 

Some other, claimes have bin made by mr. James Noys and 
others of Some other tract of land lying in ye Niantick Coun- 
trey as derieved from Harman Garrett and his son named 
( : ) Pretended Indian Sachem who per- 
sonally appeared ' before us, but upon Examination wee can- 
not finde the said Harman Garrett or his Son had any Righte 
or pow'r to dispose of any of the Lands, the Same haveing 
bin Beyonde the memory of man Possessed by Ninigi-a'tt, the 
other Indians acknowledging and lestifieing the same. 

Other claimes also were Exhibited to Sundry other tracts 
•within the Narragansett Countrey, but the titles being Either 
derived from or Depending upon mr. Winthrops and Maj'r 
Athertons Purchases wee humbly conceive more proper for a 
Court of Judicature. 

Thus, after most stricte and Impartiall Inquirey and Ex- 
amination, haveing Stated wee most humbly laye before yo'r 



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Maj'ty, the Seveiall Oirigiiiall clainies ami Preteiicetioiis 
offered to us with Respect to the Propriety both of Jurris- 
dietion and Soyle in yo'r Maj'ties Province, Or Narragansett 
Countrey and in furthar Obedience to yo'r s'd Commission 
J have Serriously Weigh'd and considered all Evidences, pleas, 
promises and Allegations and adee our owne Observations of 
the course of the Narragansett River or Bay, and Sittuation 
of the Ceuntry Soe farr as wee have travelled therein and 
with most humble Submission and Reservation of yo'r Maj'ties 
Right Soe farr as it maye appeare to yo'r Maj'ties Offer, our 
Oppiniou that by vertue of yo'r said Letters, Pattents granted 
to Connecticott Jurrisdiction in and through the said Province 
Or Narragansett Countrey of Right bellongs to ye Said Col- 
loney of Connecticott, and that propriety of Soyle as Dirrived" 
from mr. Wintlirop and Maj'r Athertonis vested in the heires 
arid Assignes of the said mr. Winthrop, the heires of Thomas 
Cheffinch, Esq'r, Maj'r Atherton, mr. Rich'd Smith, mr. Sy- 
mon Lynde, mr. Elisha Hutchinson, mr, John Safiin, mr. 
Richard Wharton and Partners, and Such as dirived from 
them noe Considerable opposition being by any Cqr^oratio.n or 
person given before us to their Claime and tittle, the same 
being granted by the said Agentts 

(42) of Connecticott Notwithstanding wee doe not con- 
ceive that their Said Purchasses doe any waise Intitle them 
to any part of the Pequod Countrey lyeinge betweene 
Wecapauge and Pawquatuck River, nor that ye former law- 
full purchasses and possessions of ye Inhabitants of Providence 
and Warwick ought to bee Prejudiced thereby and finally 
wee hold itt our duty humbly to Inforn;e yo'r Maj'ty that 
Soe long as the Pretensions of the Rhoad Islanders to ye 
Governm'ts of Said Provinces coutiiiue, itt will much discour- 
age the Settlement & Improvem'ts thereof, it being very Im- 
probable, yt either the afore named Claym'ts or others of like 
Reputation, and Condition will Either Remove their families 
or Expend their Estates und'r Soe Leese and make a Govern- 



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m't and to yt end that yo'r Maj'ty may at all times have more 
particular Sattisf action, and 'the persons concerned Opp^i'tu" 
nitie upon Occaission further to Asserte and prove their inter- 
est withunto hazardinge their Qrriginall Easements Apon the 
sfea wee have caused an Oath to bee administered to our s'd 
Regester, under his hand to Attest all such deeds and papers 
as have bin received by us and to Copy and truly Examine 
the same and In like manner to Attest to Such C(>|)ies and 
afterwards to Retturne the Orriginalls and Copies upon De- 
mand to ye parties yt Produced tlie same In Obedience to 
yo'r Maj'ties gracious Commission and Commands, wee with 
all humilitie Offer this o'r Report. which wee Cartse to be 
Duplicated, Concenieing yo'r Maj'ties graceous Acceptance of' 
o'r Dufcyfull Eudeav'rs to Approve, o'r Selves, 

Yo'r Maj'ties iiiost liOyiill aiid Obedient. 
Subjects, i' ' 

Boston, Octob'r 20, 1683, Edward Cranfield, 

William Stoughton, 
' Samuell Shriijipton, ' 

JohnPynchon Juno'r, 
Nathaniel Saltonstall. 

As a farther addition to o'r Reporte .wee humbly offer that 
Since the close of yo'r Maj'ties Cinnmission, mr. Edward 
Randolph arriveing and Signifieing his pow'r in behalfe of his 
Grace, ye Duke of Hamilton, to make Claime to the Kings 
Province or Narragansett Countrey, wee have againe Con- 
vened & Sumoned Soe many of the Proprleto'rs as conld in 
Soe Short a time assemble, and in thtnr presence and hearing- 
heard read the Copie oP the Dukes Deed and heard mr. Ran- 
dolphs pleas and Improvements thereon & finde it takes in 
parte of the said Proviirce or Narragansett Countrie, and have 
alsoe received the answ'rs and Defence of the said proprleto'rs 
which wee humbly transmitt and Submitt to yo'r Maj'ties 
Consideration, Wee have alsoe Ordered Copies of ye Dukes 



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Deeds and Propriet'rs Pleas to be sent to ye Colloneyof Coii- 
iiecticott to the End, tliey maye liave Oppertunie by the first 
Conveyance to make their answ'rs and Defence before y'or 
Maje'ty. Edward Cranfield, 

William Stoughton, 
Joseph Dudley. 

Entered Upon Record, Nov'er 1st, 1686, P. John Fones 
Record'r. 

(43) This Indenture of Exchange made and conclud- 
ed upon the twenty sixth day of octob'r. Anno. Dom. one 
tliousi^iud six huiulred niuty & seven Anno, qr Ke Ke Pulifeb 
^""l''lcte«^^';''"'*F()rtie anglia & nono., Betweene ffrancis 
Brinley of Newport on Rhod Island, in New England 
Merchant of the one part, and Samuell Vyall of Swausey 
in New England afores'd Yoeman on the other parte WITNESS- 
ETH th<i,t the said ffrancis Brinley Hath given, granted 
& Confirmed, and by these presents for himselfe, his heires 
Doth fully, freely, clearly and absolutely give, grant & Con- 
firrae unto the said Samuell Vyall, his heires and Assigues for 
ever in Exchange Eighty nine Acres of Land Lying on Bos- 
ton Neck, (soe called) in the Naraganset Country within tJie 
Kings Province in New England afores'd adjoining to the 
Northermost part of the s'd Vyal, his farme Runing from Sea 
to Sea according as it is laid out by Robert Hazzard, Sur- 
veyor, Together with all priviledges, rights, commodities, ' 
heriditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to the said Land 
belonging or in any wise appertaining. And alsoe all the Es- 
tate, righte, title. Interest, inheritance, use, possession, reverse- 
tion, remainder, property, claimes & demand whatsoever of 
the s'd ffrancis Brinley and liis heires of, in and to the Same 
& Every; part thereof To have & to hold the said Eighty 
nine Acres of Land with the appurtenances before in these 
presants give, granted and confirftied unto Samuel Viall, his 
heires and assigues To the only Sole and proper use and 
behoofe of the Said Samuell Viall, and of his heires and 



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assigues for ever, without the least lett, Suite, trouble, cleiiiall, 
molestation, Eviction or ejection of the said ffrancis Brinley, 
his heires or assignes or any of them or by any others, 
through his or their means or procurement in any maner or 
wise. And tjiis Indenture further Witnesseth that the Said 
Samuel Viall hath given, granted and confirmed and by these 
presents for himself and his heires Doth fully, freely, clearly 
and absolately give, grant and Confirme unto the Said ffrancis 
Brinley, his heires & assignes for Ever in Exchange for the 
afore mentioned Land, Eighty nine Acres of Land Lying on 
the Southermost part of the Said Vialls ffarni next adjoyn- 
iug'to the S'd Brinley's Land on Boston Neck afore s'd,'and 
running from Sea to Sea according as it way Lately Laid out 
by the Said Robert Hazzard, Surveyor, Together with all 
proffitts, priyiledges, rights, anodityes, hereditnients and ap- 
purtenances wliatsoever to the Said Land belonging or in any 
wise appurtaining And also all the Estate, right, title, Inter- 
est, inheritance, use, possession, reversetion, remainder prop- 
erty, claimes & demand whatsoever of the Said Samuel Viall 
and his heires of, in and to the same and Every part thereof, 
To HAVE & TO HOLD tlie Said Eighty nine Acres of Land 
with the appurtenances, lest before in these presents giv'en, 
granted and confirmed iinto the Said ffrancis Brinley his 
heires and assignes To the only Sole and proper use, benefitt 
and behoofe of him the said ffrancis Brinley, his heires. 

(44) and assignes for ever Avith't the least lett, 

Suite, trouble, deniall, molestotion, eviction or ejction of the 
Said Samuell Viall, his heires or assignes or any of them or by 
any others through his or their nicanes or pi'ocurement in 
any maner or wise. In Witness wliereof the Said pftrties to 
these p'sent Indentures have hereunto Interchangeably sett 
their hand and Scale the day and year first above Written. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered 

in presence ot us, Francis Brinley, ^^ 

G. Syluesse, 
Elizabeth Huling, 




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Francis Briiile^ the within mentioned, appeared and ac- 
knowledged the within Instruin't to be his reall act & deed 
the 13th day of May, 1698. Before John Tones, Assist. 

Entered npon Record the third 
day ofSeptember, 1705. 

P. Samnell Pones, Clarke of Kingstown e. 

(49*) To all Christian People to whome these p'sents 
shall come. Know yb that whereas Coginaquand and Mossip 
Indian sachems did by their deed bearing date ye twenty 
seventh day of May in ye yeare of o'r Lord one thonsand six 
hundred fifty and nine, Passe and convey to Eandall Holding 
and Sam'l Gorton of warrick, a Tract or Neck of land in ye 
Narragansett countrey in wch is comprehended or contained 
a smaller Neck of land formerly called Naneqnassett A]^ 
Homogansett, Also a small Island neare ye same called Sawan- 
oxs'tt and by ye English fox Island which s'd smaller Neck or 
Island Containing by Estimation one hundred & Eighty Acers 
more or less is bounded (viz.,) The said smaller Neck by ye 
land now belonging to William Taylor & Richard Wharton 
to ye westward, with ye land of mr. Richard Smith northward. 
To ye Eastward wth ye salt water and to ye southward wth 
ye salt water and at the ye head of ye S'd Neck with ye 
Brook or river coinonly called Annaquatuckett Al's Annuck- 
tusick on ye South wchich s'd smaller Neck & Island here for 
above nine yeares last past been in ye occupation and posses- 
sion of Robert Greene & Thomas Brookes as tennants to ye 
s'd Tailor & Wharton, Now I ye S'd Randall Holding for a 
valueable Consideration to mee in hand paid by the S'd Wil- 
liam Tailor & Richard Wharton wherewith I acknowledge 
my selfe fully satisfied, doe by these p'sents Grant, bargaine, 
sell, aliene, demise, convey & confirme all my part, portion & 
Interest, right & title in and to ye said smaller Necke being 
bounded as afores'd (or however otherwise) as also all my 
part, portion. Interest & Title in and to s'd Island called fox 
Island, To them the s'd Wm. Tailor, Rich'd Wharton, their 
* Pages 45. 46, 47, 48 are blank in the original manuscript. 



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heires & assignes for Ever to have & to hold all that my part, 
portion, Intrfi-est, right & title in and to ye S'd Necke of land 
& Island, Containing one hundred & Eighty Acres in ye 
whole, he the same more or less, Together wth all privilidges, 
benefits & 'Advantages to ye same belonging or in any wise 
appurtaining To them ye s'd William Tailor & Richard 
Wharton, their heires & Assignes for ever as a perfect^ 
absolute & Indefeasable Estate, And I ye s'd Randall Hold- 
ing doe also by these presents acquit for Ever, Acqnit, Exon- 
erate, discharge & fully release the s'd Tailor and Wharton, 
and all & every their tennants or other persons at any time 
Imployed by any of them from all damages, acts of intruesion 
or trespass, or any use or improvements, made, committed or 
done upon ye Premisses or any part thereof. And I doe fur- 
ther promis by. these p'sents at all times hereafter to warrant 
& defend ye s'd William Tailor & Rich'd Wharton, their & 
every of their heires, Executo'rs, Administrato'rs or Assignes, 
from all persons claiming any Title, Interest or Dower in or 
to ye Premises, by, from or under mee. And in Witness 
hereof, I hereunto set my hand & sealethis twenty fower 
day of November, An'o Dom Christi one thousand six hun- 
dred eighty & one, And in ye three & thirtieth yeare of his 
maj'ties Reigne. v 

Signed, sealed & delivered in Presence of 

It is to be understood by all persons that shall construe, 
paragraph or Expound all any particular, contained in this 
deed of sale, that ye true intent & meaning is only one third 
part of ye whole tract of land mentioned, being the whole 
claime and interest of ye above said Randall Holding, as also 
doth acquit and discharge no fnrtlier, but to his owne part, 
title or-interest, his heires or Assignes (therefore explained 
before signeing & sealing to avoid mistakes. 

Randall Holden, 
Witness, Sani'll Gorton, Assistant, 
Benjamin Gorton, 
Thomas Gaddinton, 



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I "fErancis Houldiiig, wife o£ Randall Houlding, doe con- 
sent to ye deed of sale and for ever will qiiitt clayme; Wit- 
ness my hand & Scale ye 12tli day of May, 1682. The marke of 
Witness, William Tanner, • ffrancis H. Houlding^ 

Peter Wells. 

This deed was signed, sealed & delivered by Capt. Ran- 
dall Houlding to mr. Rich'd Smith of Narragansett in behalf e 
of mr. Will'm Taylor & mr. Rich'd Wharton of Boston, 
merchant as Attest, Sam'l Gorton, Asist. 

Rochester, June 24th, 1686, Richard Smith Esquire testi- 
fieth that he wrote ye Acknowledgement of ffrancis Holding, 
ye wife of mr. Randall Holding, and that he saw her sigue 
ye same, as now ye same appeares on ye other syde, and vol- 
untarily post ye same; And Peter wells, yeoman, saitli upon 
oath, that he was also present and saw ye s'd ffrances Holding 
signe ye same, and as a witness he subscribed his marke 
which now appeares on ye other syde. 
Sworne before me, J. Dudley, Ps'd, . 

Entered upon Record June ye 26th, 1680, 
P. Jno. Fones, Recorder. 

To all Christian People to wliome these Presents shall come, 
Know yee that Whereas Coginaquaud and Mossip Indian 
whariZTT'^yi'Or Saclicms did by their Deed bearing date ye 
twenty seventh day of May in ye'yeare of o'rlord, one thous- 
and six hundred fifty & nine, sell and convey To mr. Randall 
Holdinge & mr. Sam'U Gorton of Warwick, a Tract or Necke 
of landin ye Narragansett country, in which is Comprehended 
or contained a smaller Necke of land called formerly Nane- 
quassett, Alias Homogansett, also a small Island neare ye 
same called Sowanoxelt, and by ye English fox Island wch 
said smaller Necke or Island Containing by estimation one 
hundred and eighty Acres more or less is bounded (viz.,) ye 
s'd smaller necke by ye land now belonging to AVilliam Tai- 
lor & Rich'd Wharton To ye westward, with ye land of mr. 



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Ricli'd Smith Northward, To ye EastwiU'd wth ye salt water 
and to ye southward with ye salt Avater, And at ye head of 
ye s'd necke with ye Brooke or River com only called 
Annaquatuckett Al's Ailnachatusick, on ye south which s'd 
smaller necke and Island have for ahove nine yeares last past 
been in ye occupation and possession of Robert Greene and 
Thomas Brookes as Tennants To ye s'd Tailor & Wharton, 
And forasmuch as I William Mayes, of Newport, in Rhode 
Island, and byvirtueofa Giiift from my wife's father ye 
s'd Sam'll Gorton as als by Purchase from John Crandall 
became intrusted in, and Proprietor off part of ye Premises ; 
Therefore, I, ye s'd William Mayes, for a valuable Considera- 
tion 

(so) To me in hand paid by ye s'd Wm. Tailer & Rich'd 
Wharton wherewith I acknowledge myselfe fully satisfied, 
Doe by these Presents, Grant, bargaine, sell, Aliene, Demise, 
convey and Confirme all my part, portion &" interest, right & 
Title, in & to ye s'd smaller Necke, being bounded as afore- 
s'd or however otherwise as also all ray part, portion, Interest, 
right & Title, in, and to ye s'd Island called ffox Island, To 
them, ye s'd William Tailer & Richard Wharton, their heires 
& Assignes for ever, To have & to hold all that my part, por- 
ton. Interest, right & title in and to ye s'd necke of land & 
Island, Containing one hundred and eighty Acres in ye whole, 
be ye same more or less. Together wth all privilidges, ben- 
ifits and advantages to ye same belonging, or in any wise 
appertaining To them ye s'd William ' Taylor & Richard 
Wharton, their heires & Assignes for ever as a good, perfect, 
absolute aiul Indefeasiible Estate in fee simple, And I, ye s'd 
William Mayes, doe also by these presents for ever acquit? 
Exonerate, discharge & Release the s'd Tailer & Wharton? 
and all & every their Tennants or other persons at any time 
imployed by any of them, from all Damages, acts of Intrusion 
or Trespesses, or any use or Improvements made, Coniitted, 
or done upon ye Premisses or any part thereof; And I doe 



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furthei- promise by these Presents sit iiU times hereafter to 
warrant & defend the s'd William Tailer & Rich'd Wharton, 
their & every of their heires, Executo'rs, Administrato'rs & 
Assigues, from all P'sons claiming any Title, interest or 
Dower, in or to ye Premises by, from or under me. And in 
Witness hereof I hereunto set my hand & seale, this twenty 
third day of November, . An'o Dora Christi, one thousand 
six hundred Eighty & one, and in ye three & thirtieth 
yeare of his Majesty's Reigne, 

William Maze utT'T/ seale. 

Sealed & delivered in presence of his /)^ marke. ' 

Francis Brinley, Lott Strainge, 
Robert Hazsard, Simon Grover. 

I Sarah Mayes doe consent to ye above written Deed, and 
every quitt Clainte for me and my heires. To ye s'd William 
Tailer *&; Richard Wharton, their heires & Assignes for ever. 

Sarah /^ Mayes 
her marke. 

Rochester, June 24, 1686, Wm. Maze P'sonally apeared 
before me, the subscriber being one of his majes'tirs Councill, 
and acknowledged this Instrum't to be his voluntary act & 
deed. J. Winthrop. 

^ Rochester, June 24, 1686, francis Brin- 

ley P'sonally opeared and made bath yt he saw Will'm Maze 
and Sarah Maze his wife, seal, deliver & acknowledge ye 
Deed within, and that he ye deponant at ye time thereof sub- 
scribed his name as a Witness Thereto. 
Sworne before me, J. Dudley, P'sd. 

Entered upon Recard June 26, 1686. 

Jno. Fones, Recorder. 

Know all men that I Samuell Cranston of Newport, on 
Rhode Island, for a Considerable value in hand received from 



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Samuel Cranston and ^. , , o • i » tit . -tt-- 

' wharion"'EsQ°r ^^chard buiith o± NaiTRgansett 111 tlie Kings 
Province, doe by these Presents, sell, make over and convey 
all my right and Title in a small Necke of land Called Hoino- 
gansett, with my right in a small Island called anndxett Al's 
fox Island, wch land was conveyed & given to my father by 
Samnell Gorton & Capt. Randall Houldihg, By Cogiquant 
or Tasaquonet sould or given to thetai in may 27th day' 1659, 
this Necke-& Island being now in ye occupation of Thomas 
Brookes Tennant to mr. Richard Wharton, merchant in Bos- 
ton, this Necke & Island being but part of my right, haveing 
sould all ye rest of my right without, and my other Necke 
caled Nfinaquaxett or Al's Kesoconico unto Rich'd Smith 
aMJoresaid befoi-e ye ensealing hereof, I say, I sell & make 
over this s'd Necke Homogansett and fox Island unto mr. 
Rich'd Wharton, his lieires and Assignes for ever, all I'ny 
right. Title I have or ought to have fret of all dower Join- 
tures or intailes or Incumbrances whatsoever by me made, 
had or done. And doe warrant it free of all manner «f Chal- 
leng,.Claime or Incumberance by reason of any right oF my 
deceased father, major John Cranston, In Witness hereof, I 
have set my [hand] and scale and by Consent of "my Motheij 
Mrs. Mary Jones, being my voluntary act and Deed and for a 
valueable Consideration as above Jlxprest this 11th of April, 
1685, 



Samuell Cranston & US~. ,, scale 




Mary /^Jy Jones, & seale 



her maike 



I, Mary Jones, above Exprest do concent to ye above Deed 
of sale and do for ever quit my claime. 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered in ye Presence of P. Francis 
Brinley, Walter Stephens Jun., P. Francis Briuley Esq; P'son- 



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iiUy appeared and made oath that lie saw Sam'll Cranston & 
Mary Jones, Seale & Deliver ye deed above written as their 
vole'ntary act & deed, and that he saw nir. Walter Stephens 
ye other Witness, thereof at ye same time being about ye day 
of ye date thereof subscribed his name as Witness Thereto. 
Sworn before nie, J. Dudley, P'nt. 

(51) To all Christian People unto whome these presents 
shall come, James Eussell Esq. the onely surviving son, and 
Executo'r of ye la^t will & Testament Richard Russell Esq., 
'^'ssq^-^Wharton. Sometime of Charlestown in ye County 
of Miss'r within his Majes'ties Territory and Domin- 
ion of New England, in America sendeth Greeting, Know ye 
tlia[t] I the said James Russell, for and in Consideratiojj of 
ye sume oE one hundred & fifty poulids current Money of 
New England, to me at ye ensfealing & delivery of these 
Presents securred in ye law to be paid by Richard Wharton 
of Boston, within ye Territory & Dominion dfores'd, Esq'r 
wherewith, I doe acknowledge my selfe well satisfied and 
contented, Have therefore granted, enfeefed, released, set over, 
Assigned, conveyed and Confirmed, and by these Presents do 
fully, freely and absolutely grant, Enfeefe, release, assigne, 
set over, convey & Confirme unto ye s'd Richard Wharton, 
his heires & Assignes for ever, all that my Messuage & Tene- 
ment and ye lauds thereto adjourning, scituate,. lying & being 
in ye Narragansett Country, within ye Territory & dominion 
afores'd, Containing all that farme formerly in ye occupation 
of Rob't Greene, as also the Necke of land neare adjoyning, 
thereunto containing by Estimation two hundred & fifty 
acres more or Less, sould by mr. Rich'd Smith unto Capt. 
William hudson of Boston, Vintner, all wch premisses were 
alienated and conveyed bji ye said William Hudson, Together 
with all other lands and interests to him in any svise due and 
belonging within ye bonds of ye s'd Narragansett Country 
or lands there Ajacent, unto ye above named Richard Russell 
by Deed bearing date Oetob'r 2o, 1672, Excepting onely out 



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of ye s'd Sale such part of ye s'd Premisses as was mortgaged 
by ye said Hudson unto William Hutchinson of London, 
merchant, to ye value of about one hundred & fifty pounds 
sterling, wch is likewise hereby excepted, all other the s'd 
lande & rights conveyed unto ye s'd Rich'd Russell are here- 
by released unto ye s'd Rich'd Wharton part thereof in his 
actuall possession now being, Also all my Estate, right. Title 
interest use property, possession, claime and demand whatso- 
ever of, in and unto ye same or to any part or parcell thereof, 
To have & to hold ye s'd Messuage, Tenem't and farme, 
necke of land and all other ye above granted Premisses 
Except as is above Excepted with ye rights, liberties, privi- 
lidges & apurtenances, thereto belonging unto him ye s'd 
Rich'd Wharton, his heires & assignes. To his & their onely 
proper use, behoofe «nd benefitt for ever, free & clear & 
freely Exonerated, acquitecL & discharged of & from all and 
all manner of former and other Gifts, grants, sales, releases, 
assignments, Titles, olaimes, troubles, charges, acts and In- 
cumbrances whatsoever had made, done, comitted or suffered 
to be done by ye s'd Rich'd Russell or me ye s'd James Rus- 
sell, or by o'r or either of o'r meanes, act, assent, default, 
consent. Title or procurement. And further I ye s'd James 
Russell doe covenant, promise, bynd and oblige my selfe, my 
heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs to wiirrant, maintaine, 
uphold and defend all & every ye above granted premisses 
unto ye s'd Rich'd Wharton, his heires & assignes forever 
against my selfe, my heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs 
and against every of ye heires, of ye s'd Rich'd Russell, and 
all & every oth«r person and persons, whomsoever lawfully 
haveing'c[l]amiiig orpretenditig to have or claime any right, 
Title, interest ord demand in or to ye same or to any part or 
parcell thereof from, by or under ns, any or either of us. 
In Witness whereof, I, ye s'd James Russell have hereunto 
sett my hand & scale this nineteenth day of June, A no Dom one 
thousand six hundred Eighty & six Ano Regini Regis Jacobi 

Anglia secund6. , t) ho /p^ i 

° James Russell & IT \i scale. 



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• 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered 

in ye presents of ns. 

Elisba Hutchinson, 

John Saffin, 

Boston, ye 19tli of June, 1686. 

James Rnssell Esq., ye within named, 
Grantor acknowledged this Instrument to be his act & 
Deed before me under written, one of his majes'ties Councill, 
in ye Territory & Dominion of New England in America. 

Wait Winthrop. 
This Deed Entered upon Record June 28th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Pones, Record'r. 

(52) To all Christian people to wliome these presents shall 
come; Know yee That I Richard Smith, of Nara'set, in the 
King's province in New England, Esq., for divers good 
causes and Consideration mee thereunto moveing Especially 
mianon. ^^^ tl'^*- Respect and friendship I beare to Richard 
Wharton of Boston, Esq'r, and the greate desire I have to pro- 
mote the good Settle'mt of this Towne, have given, granted, 
Released, aliened, Enfeefed and confirmed, and doe by these 
presents give, grant. Release, alien, Enfeeffe and confirme to 
him the said Richard Wharton, all that peace or parcell of 
Land aboute fourteene months since Surveyed by mr. John 
Gore, and marked and Laid out to the said Richard Wharton, 
being bounded Southerly by Annogatuckett River, and nor- 
therly by the highway leading to Jacob Finder's, Containing 
aboute tv?enty seven Acres, be the same more or less, howso- 
ever the same may bee, although butted or Bounded After full 
and free Libertie upon my land in the occupation of the s'd 
Jacob Pindor, where maye bee most convenient, and in, upon 
and throught the s'd River of Annogatucket to Erect, Build 
and make a dam for Mill or Mills, and to raise the water upon 
my Land Soe farr as maye bee need full to make a pond or 
head to Supply and drive Such Mill or Mills as may bee 



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Erected on the Suit! Strejun, or any flumes or Tovirnes tliat 
maye bee dravved from the same, Alsoe soe much Land|()n ye 
northern side of Annogatuckett River, is maye bee needf'ull 
to sett the Mill or Mills upon, if the same shall bee found more 
conven!t then the said Whartons Land Adjoining together, 
wth the Libertie of a highway to Such Mill or Mills, To have 
and to hold the aforesaid piece or parcele of Land Contain- 
ing twenty seven Acres more or lesS, and the full and free 
libertie, use and Sale, benefitt of land for Dam or Dams and 
Mill poole or ponds, and Land ns afore s'd for Mill or Mills 
together wth the Liberty of highway and free Egress and 
Kegress as maye bee need full through the Land in the occu- 
pation of the said Jacob Pindar, To him the S'd Rich'd 
Wharton, his heires and assignes for Ever, and I, the S'd 
Richard Smith doe hereby Covenante and grant to and wth 
the said Richard Wharton, his heires & assignes, That hee 
and they shall and maye by virtue of these presents, for ever 
peaceably and quietly possess and Enjeye the premisses, and 
Every part and parcell thereof, and all privilidges gnuited 
and needfull to ye Same, a good, P'fect and Indefeaseable 
Estate of Inheritance without any manner of Lett, Denyall, 
Trouble ov molestation from mee the S'd Richard Smith or 
Hester my wife, or any P'son or P'sons claimeing By, from 
oi' uftd'r us or Either of us, Li Witness whereof I, the said 
Richard Smith together wth Hester, my wife, have hereunto 
putt o'r hands and Scales this twenty Eighte day of June, 
one thousand six hundred Eighty six, and in the Second 
yeare of the Raigne of o'r Soveraignes Lord King James the 
Second. Rich'd Smith, & a Seale. 

Hester Smith, & a Seale. 

Sealed and Dellevered June 28th, 1686. 

In presence of Francis Brinley, 

Elisha Hutchinson, 
John Saffiu, 

maj'r Rich'd Smith acknowledged. In Open Courte the 



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above written Iiistrum't ta bee his retill acta & deed, and was 
by said Couite ordered to bee placed to Record as Attest. 

John Fones, Gierke. 
Entered npon Record, June the 28tli, 1686. 
P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

This indenture made the Six and twentieth daye of May, 
iit the yeare of o'r Lord one thousand Six hundred Sixty Six, 
in the Eighteenth yeare o£ ye Raigne of o'r Soveraigne Lord 
Charles ye Second, by the grace of God, o£ England, Scotland, 
^cfa^e? f I'ance and Island King &c, Betweene Henry ffowler 
of providence, in New England, Blacksmith, on the one syde; 
and Thomas Clarke of Boston, in the County of Suffolke, in 
New England, Merchant, in the other Parf, witnesseth, that 
the said Henry ffowler for and in Consideration of the Sum 
of fortie pounds of currant Money in New Englandj to him 
in hand before the Sealeing and Deliverery hereof, well and 
truely pay'd by the above named Thomas Clarke, whereof 
and wherewith the sayd Henry ffowler doth acknowlec^ge 
Iiimselfe to bee fully Sattisfied, contented and pay'd, and 
thereof and of Every part and P'sell thereof doth Clearely 
and absolutely acquitt & discharge the Sayd Thomas Clarke, 
his heires, Eiecuto'rs, admiuistrat'rs and assignes, and every 
of them for ever by these P'sents hath given, granted, Bar- 
gained, Sealed, aliened, 

(53) Enfeefifed and Confirmed, and by these P'sents 
doeth fully, Clearly & absolutely give, grant, Bargaine, Selle, 
alien, enfeeffe and Confirmed unto the Said Thomas Clarke, 
his heires and assignes for Ever, a P'sell of Laud lyeirig and 
being at ye mouth or Entrance of pettewomuck River, in ye 
Naragansett Country, Containeing one hundred and fifty 
acres, bee it more or Less, and is butteing on the Said 
pettewomuck River, Northerly, and on the Land of Thomas 
Gold, Southerly, and is Bounded by the Bay of Narragansett, 
Easterly, and by the Land of Caleb Carr, Westerly, wth all 



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woods, waies, Commons, proffits,. Commodities, priviledges 
and Appurtenances whatsoever to the S'd P'cell of hind be- 
Uonging, or in any wise appurtaineing, and all ye Estate, 
righte, title, interest, use, property, possession, Claime and 
Demand whatsoever, of him the said Henry ffowler, of, in or 
to the Same or any part thereof, and deeds, writeings or Evi- 
dences whatsoever toucheing or concerneing the primesses or 
any part thereof, to have and to hold the Sayd P'cell of land 
wth the privilidges & appertenances to ye s'd Thomas Clarke, 
his heires & assignes forever, to & for ye use & behoofe of ye 
s'd Thos. Clarke, his heires & assignes for ever, & the s'd 
Henry ffowler, for himselfe, his Executo'rs Administrat'rs doe. 
Covenant, promise & grante to the s'd Thos. Clarke, yt ye 
above named land conveyed as above s'd from henseforth 
shall be and continue unto the S'd Thos. Clarke, his heires 
& assignes a Cleareand free discharge and acquitted or other- 
wise from tyme to tyme and at all tymes upon Request Suffi- 
ciently Served and Replevened of and from all & all man- 
ner of former & other gifts, grants. Bargains, Salles, Leases, 
assignm'ts, mortgaged, wills, entailes, Judgni'ts, Executions, 
fofetures, Dowers, power of thirds of Rebecka, his now wife, 
to bee Claimed or Challenged of in or to ye same or parte 
thereof, & of and from all and singular other Charges, Rents, 
titles, troubles, incumbrances and Demands whatsoever had, 
made or done, occassioned or Suffered to bee, done' by the sayd 
Henry Fowler or any other P'son or P'sons whatsoever by his 
or their act or means, default. Consent or Procurement, and 
that the Sayd Thomas Clarke, his heires & assignes the Sayd 
Bargained, premisses, with ye privilidges and appurtenances 
there to Bellonging, Shall and maye from henseforth for ever 
peaceably have, use, possess, oecupie and enjoye to his and 
their own proper use, and behoofe withoute ye lett. Suite 
trouble, molestation, deniall, eviction, ejection or disturbance 
of the said Henry Fowler, liis heires, Executo'rs, administra- 
to'rs or any other P'son or P'sons whatsoever Lawfully 
Claimeing or pretending to have any Estate, right, title, in- 



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terest, Claime or demand whatsoever of^ in or to the Same or 
any parte thereof in, by or through him, In witness whereof 
the Sayd Henry Fowler and Rebecka his wife have hereunto • 
sett their hands and Seales the day and yeare first above 
written. his marke. 

Henry / / Fowler & a seale. 
Rebecka Fowler seale. 

Signed & Sealed in P'seuce of us, 

John Parmitter. 
John Sayles. 
This twenty seventh of June, One thousand Six hundred 
Sixty and Six, Heniy Fowler and Rebecka, his wife, owne 
the above written, their act and deede in the p'sence of us. 

William Carpenter, Assist't. 
William Har.ris, Assist't 
of the Jurisdiction of Rhoad Island and providence plan- 
tations &c. 

he above written deede is placed to Record in the booke 
of Records bellonginge to the Colony of Rhoad Island in the 
316 page thereof, November the 11th, 1669. 

Pr. me .Foseph Torrey, Gen'U Record'r. 
Rochester, June ye 28th, 1686. 
this deed is alowed to bee Recorded- 

Rich'd Wharton. 
Entered upon Record, June ye 28th, 1686. 
P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

To ALL Christian People to wliome this present In. 
struem't shall Come, Capt, Thomas Clarke of Boston, in the 
CoUony of the Massachusetts in New England, merchant, send- 
Hudson.^^^ Greeting in o'r Lord God Everlasting, Whereas 
Henry Fowler, of providence in New England, Blacksmith, and 
Rebecka his wife,. by their deed of Sale, bearing date the Six 
and twentieth day of May in the yeare of o'r Lord, one 



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thousand Six hundred Sixty and Six, hath given, granted. 
Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfeeffed & Confirmed unto Thom- 
as Clarke of Boston, in New England, merchant, his heires 
and assignes for ever, a peece or P'cell of land Lyeing and 
being at ye mouth or Entrance of petewomuck River in the 
Narragansett Country, Containing one hundred and fiftie 
Acres, bee it more or Lesse, and is Butting and Bounded 
as by the deede of Sale thereof before Recited, refference 
thereto being had more fully appeareth. Now know yee that 
the said Capt. Thomas Clarke for and in Consideration of the 
Sume of forty and five pounds in mony Currant in New Eng- 
land, to him in hand before the Sealeiug and Dellivery here- 
of ivell and truely payd by Capt. Win. Hudson of Boston 
aforesaid, vinttner, the receipt which The Said Thoniag 
Clarke doth acknowledge by these presents aiid therewith to 
hoe fully 

(54) . Satisfied and Contented, 

and thereof, and of every part and P'cell thereof doth acquitt 
and discharge tlig Said'Wm. Hudson, his heires, Executo'rs, 
administrato'rs & assignes. and every of them f(u- ever by 
these presents hath given, gianted. Bargained, Sould, aliend, 
assigned and Sett over, and by these piesents doth fujly. 
Freely and absolutely give, grante,' Bargaine, alien, assigne 
& Sett over unto the Said Wni. Hudson, his heires and 
assignes for ever as well the Said P'cell of land together wth 
the proffits, privilidges and appertenances thereof, and there 
to Bellonging according to the teno'r of the above Recited 
deed of Sale, together wth the same deed of Sale, and alsoe 
the Estate, right, title, interest, use, propriety, possession, 
claime and demand whatsoever wch hee ye s'd Thomas Clarke, 
his heires or assignes, now hath or in any wise maye, might 
should or ought to have, of, in or to ye premisses by force and 
virtue of the above Recited deed of Sale, to have and to hold 
the said Bargained. Sould and assigned premisses unto the s'd 
William Hudson, his heires & assignes, to his and their owne 



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proper use ai*d Behoofe for ever, free and cleere, and hereby 
acquitted and Discharged of and from all, and all maner of 
former, and other gifts, grantes, Bargaines, Sales, Assign'mt 
and acts of incumbrances, ■whatsoever had made, done or 
Suffei'ed to bee done by the s'd Thomas Clarke, his heires, 
Executo'rs, administrato'rs or any other P'son or P'sons 
whatsoever Lawfully claimeing or to claime any Estate, 
Right, title, interest, claime or demand whatsoever, of, in or to 
ye Same or any part Thereof, from, by or und'r him or them, 
any or either of them, whereby the Said Wm. Hudson or his 
heires or asslgiies. Shall or maye bee at any time hereafter 
molested in Evicted from the Lawfull and- peaceable possession 
thereof. In Witness whereof The S'd Thomas Clarke hath 
hereunto Sett his hand and Scale, the one & twentieth day of 
iiovemb'r in the yeare ot o'r Lord, one thousand Six hundred 
Sixty &Six, Anno qr Regine Regis Caroly SeeondiXVIlI. 

Thomas Clarke & a Scale. 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
ill tli(i presence ol: us. 
John Viall, 
William Pearse Sr. 
tlie above written deed is jilaced to Reeord in the Gen'll 
booke bellonging to ye CoUony of Rhoad Island, and in 
the (317) page tbereof, novemb'r 12th, 16(59. 

P. mee Joseph Torrey, gen'll Record'r. 
Rochester, June 28th, 168G 

This deed is allowed to bee Record'd. 

Richard Wharton. 

Entered upon Record June 29, 1686. 
P. Jno. Fones, Record'r 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Capt. Wm. Hud- 
son, of Boston, in New England, doe by these Presents from 
Hudson to nuts, mgg^ jj^y heires & assignes, make over, Bargaine 
and Sell unto Henry Tibbetts of Narragansett, his heires, 
Executo'rs, Administrato'rs and assignes in and for full con- 



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sideration to mee given and by mee Received,^ll my right, 
title, and interest in One hundred and fifty acres of land, bee 
it more or lesse, which land was Sould by Henry Fowler To 
Capt. Thomas Claike of Boston, merchant, as maye appeare 
by a deed beareing date the twenty sixth of May, in the 
yeare of o'r Lord God, one thousand Six hundred Sixty and 
Six, and in the Eighteenth yeare of the reigne of o'r Sover- 
eigne Charles Second of England,^ Scotland, france and Ire- 
land, as alsoe by an other deed beareing date the one and 
twentieth day of Novemb'r, one thousand Six hundred Sixty 
and Six, under the hand and Seale of Thomas Clarke, of 
Boston afore s'd as more at Large maye appeare by the fore- 
said deeds, now know yee to whom these presents 

(55) Shall come, that I, william Hudson aforesaid, doe 
by tbese presents, in Consideration as for above s'd, doe fully, 
fieely, absolutely make over, Bargain e and Sell from mee my 
heires and assignes, i\ll my right, title and interest in the 
aboves'd Lands unto Henry Tibets, his heires and assignes 
for ever, peacably to Enjoy as his and their proper right and. 
interest the S'd Lands butteing on Potowomuck River, North- 
erly,' and uplon ye Lands of mr. Thomas Gould, Southerly, 
and by Narragausett Bay, Easterly, and by the Land formerly 
Caleb Carr's, westerly, all which lands wth in the said Bounds 
contained, I doe sell as above s'd with all the woods, meadows. 
Commons, privilidges or appurtainces there unto bellonging 
or appurtaineing, I not Reserveing any wife's Dowry or 
Joynture, acknowledging by these pres'nts to have putt ye 
Said Henry Tibbitts in full and ample possession of all & 
every parcell of ye primisses above s'd, and doe promise the 
same to defend from any Layeing Claimes to any of the prim- 
isses in my name or by my means, cause or consent whatso- 
ever, in Witness whereof, I the above s'd Wm Hudson hath 
hereunto Sett his hand and Seale this twentie Eight of Feb- 
ruary, one thousand Six hundred Sixty and Seven, and in the 
nineteenth yeare of ye raigne of o'r Soyeraigne Lord Charles 



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the Second of England, Scotland, f ranee and Ireland King. 

Will Hudson & a Seals. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in 

the presence of us. • 

Rich'd Smith, 

his marke, 

Samuel V*-^ Eldred, 
his marke. 

Thomas Q/f? Jewell, 

The above written deed is placed to Record in the booke of 
Records bellonging to the Cpllony of Rhoad Island and in 
the (317) page thereof. 

P. mee Joseph Torrey, Gen'U Record'r. 

Rochester, June 28th, 1686. 

Miij'r Richard Smith and Thomas Sewell appeared in open 
Courte, and did declare upon Oath, they did see Capt. Wm. 
Hudson, Seale, acknowledge and Deliver the above written 
deed oB Sale, and did Subscribe their names as Witnesses, 
Tliereto as Attest : 

Jno. Fones, Gierke. 

Entered upon Record June 29th 1686. 
P. Jiu). Fones, Record'r. 

Newpol-t the 3d of ye 7th month Soe called 1651. 
This writeing testifieth that I, Rog'r Williams of Prov- 
idence, for and in Consideration of fifty pounds already 
received have Sould and Demised unto mi». Rich'd Smith of 
^'"mSfc.*" Portsmouth on Road Island, his heires & assignes 
for ever, my tradeing house at Narragansett, together with 
two Iron Guns or murderers, there Lyeing as alsoe my fields 
& fenceing aboute the s'd House, is alsoe the use of the litle 
Island for goates which the old Sachem, deceased. Lent mee 



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for that use, for confirmation of all which I Sett my hand & 
Seale ye da^jfe and yetwe aforesaid. 

Roger Williams & a seale. 
In the presence of 
Thomas Newton, 



5: 



Jefferc '^j~ CluimpJain, 
^ 

John ^^ Roome, 

William SS^fj- ' Holmes, . 

Rochester, June 28th, 1686. 

The writeing within is alowed to bee Recorded. 

R'd WhaitoH. 
Entered upon Record June 29th, 1686. 
P. Jno. Pones, Record'r. 

Bee it knowne unto all men yt I, Tasaquaiiat alias Cogina- 
^"io^nifl"* quand, chiet'e Sachem of the Narragansett Country, 
doe by these presents for and in Consideration of full Sattisf ac- 
tion in hand, given and received from Rich'd Smith Sen'r and 
Rich'd Smith Jim'r, doe by these presents give, grant and 
Lease out unto the fores'd Richards, their heires and assignes, 
a certain tract of Land tor the full 

(56) and compleafce tearme of Sixty yeares, the land being 
sittuated, to the Soutliward of the now dwelling liouse [hade- 
ing (sic)] at Potomcasutt, It being bounded on the northwest 
by the English patR or common Rhoad waye that 'goeth to . 
poquitt, as farr as anochetuckett River, on the south and 
southwest bounded by anochetnckett river, and on the south- 
east bounded by the maine bay, or Broad watters, on the north- 
east and north by Potonicosutt Harbour, and Soe to ye fore 
s'd path or comon Rodewaye aforesaid, all which lands, mead- 
ows, Neckes of land or other privilidges within there afore s'd 



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I 

Bounds contained, I the aforesaid Sachem doe rent and Lease 
Out A.bsolutely and valluntairly for the term of three score 
or Sixty yeares as above s'd, I haveing already received Satt- 
isfactiou in hand for the whole tearme of yeares pay'd mee 
as Rent, alsoe I doe ingage that noe Indian Sliall plant with- 
in the foresaid tract of Land diireing the foresaid term of 
yeares above s'd and that the said tract of land Shall bee at 
ye use and dispose of the s'd Richards Smiths, their heires 
& assignes during the tevme, and doe here promise the Same 
to defend and mentaine their rights theirin, dureing the s'd 
terme'oE Sixty yeares, and further, I the s'd Tasaquanett 
alias Coginiquand have given my said tenants full and ample 
possession of the s'd ti'act of land, in witness of all above 
wretten, I biude my. Self e, my heires & assignes firmely by 
these presents and sett to«my marke this Eighth day of 
inarch, 1656. alias. 



The maike of Tasaquanett 



V 



Cogiquand. 



Thi.s deed was Signed & Delivered 
in ye presence of us, 

marke 

Samuel ^^ Waite, interpreter. 

marke 

Ruben Lx Willis, interp'r. 

marke 

Mattaickis I' K^ Indian interp'r. 

Samuel Waight aged aboute 22 yeares, and Ruben Willis 
aged aboute 26 yeares, being both witnesses to this deed, 
made Oi^th before me, Daniel Gookin, majistrate of the 
Massachusetts, this 23d day of June, 1662, that they did,see 



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this deed Signed, delivered by Tasiquanett alias Cogiquiind ' 
as his free Act, the contents thereof being fully iua5e knowne 
unto him. 

Coram mee Daniel Gookin. 

Entered and Recorded in the (316) page of tlfe third 
booke of Records, of the Nottaries publick of tlie Massachu^ 
setts coUony of New. England, the 30th day of June Anno. 
1662. 

P. Robert Howard, nottary pub., Colliniji, P'di'cs. 

Ruben Willis, aged aboute 31 yeares, being ingagea testi- 
fieth this 13th of June, 1667, yt the deed on the other side here- 
of ( that is to saye of this paper, )was Signed by Tasai^juanitt 
alias Coginaquand, and dellivered by him to the said nir. 
Rich'd Smith Senio'r and mr. Rich'd Smith Junio'r, accord- 
ing as it is Expressed in the writeing on the other side, and 
accordinge to his Oath taken, ( as there Expressed ) alsoe the 
abovesaid testimoney taken the day and yeare abovesaid. 

P. mee . Wm. Harris, aspist. 

Samuel Waight, aged 27 years or there abouts, upon In- 
gagem't this 26th 7'ber, 1667, witnesseth yt hee, ye said Sam- 
uel, was witness to ye deed on the other side, and That ye 
said Deed was interpreted unto and that then the said Sachem 
viz., Tasaquanitt alias Cojaniquand did signe and delliver as 
Expressed on the other Side hereof, & did make Oath as 
within Expressed, taken before mee, Wm. Carpenter, assist. 

This deed on the other side & the above written are En- 
tered in the pub. Records of ye Collony of Conecticutt,' Lib. 
I, fol. 91, ApriU 18, 1679. 

P. John Allyn, Secret'y. 

Rocliester, June the 28th, 1686. 

The deed and Testimonies aforegoing are allowed to bee 
Recorded in the Booke of this Province. 

R'd Wharton. 



m 

Entered upon Record, June 29, 1686. 

P. Jno. Foues, Recorder. 



(St) Bee it Knowne unto all men by these pres'nts, that 
I, Coginiquand Cheife Sachem of the Narragansett, for divers 
considerations mee hereunto moveing, have Bargained, 

fe/^1%"'!* Rented, Lett and Leased out for the term of 
One thousand yeares, too mori-ow, a Certaine P'cell of Land 
and meadows unto Rich'd Smith Seuio'r of Cocomcosutt and 
unto Rich'd Smith Junio'r his Sonn, the lands and Meadows 
being Sittuated and bounded as follows, viz., from a small 
maple tree on the Northwest side of the tradeing house, by a 
spring on a Straight line to a greate high Rocky hill Lyeing 
Southwestly, from thence on a west lyne to a fresh river called 
by the name of anachatiickett on the South west Side, Bounded 
by the Said river and Soe to the path that goeth to Namo- 
coke and from thence bounded by a greate neck on the South 
East and a path yt goeth to a Little river called Shawatuch- 
quese and then boundcid on the Southeast by the creek and 
and Soe round to Cocomcosutt harbour, and So to the river 
and Maple tree aforesaid, as alsoe all ye meadows at paquina- 
pange and at Sawgoe and on the head and Sides of tl.e 
northward cricks from the honse, as alsoe a necke of Lnid 
beareing Eastward from the house on the other Side of the 
Cone, part pf which Neck is already inclosed, all which P'cells 
of land & meadows, I the Said Coginiquant, doe hyer out and 
grant this Least of for the full terme of On [e] Thousand 
yeares, to Morrow, to both the for s'd Richards Smiths, their 
heires and assignes, peaceably to Enjoy the Same, for which 
the fore s'd Rich'ds Smiths, their heires or Assignes is to pay 
on every mid sumer day a Red honney Suckell grasse, It it 
bee lawfully demanded for ackuowledgem'ts ; alsoe their 
pres'ts witness that I, Coginequand have putt these my these 
my S'd tenants in full & ample possession of ye fore s'd 
P'cells of land and meadows by the delliveiy of itt into their 



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hands at ye Syneing and Sealeing hereof, witness my hand 
this Eiaght of June, 1659. • 

his marke. • 

.. J- 

Coginiquand r—^, — -p & a Seale. 

Witness at ye Signeing, Sealeing 
and dellivered of the same, 
marke 

Awashows j^ his 

Gysbert op dyck, 
Jiimes Smyth, 

his marke 

Ruben C^-Y -Willis, 

Hester Smith, 
Ruben Willis, aged 26 yeares, being a witness to this deed, 
made Oath before mee Daniel Gookin, assistant in the Massa- 
chusetts, that he did see Coginiquand, Signe, Seale and 
Delliver this lease and deed, and yt hee understood the con- 
tents thereof, Hester Smith acknowledges and affirmed that 
She was alsoe a witness to the same thing. 

Before mee, Daniel Gookin. 

Entered and Recorded in the 316 & |317 pages of the third 
book'e of Records of the nottary |uib. of the Massachusetts 
collony of New England, the 30tli day of June, anno 1662. 
» P. Robert Howard not. pub. Cod'a P'ds. 

Rochester,. June 28th, 1686. 

Allowed to be Recorded, ' R'd Wharton. 

Ruben Willis, Aged 31 yeares, 
thereabouts, testifietli this 13tli of June, 1667, that 
according to the Oath and witness of his the Said Ruben 
Willis on the otiier Side of this paper Avritten liee doth Still 
witness that hee did see Coginiquand, Signe, Seale & delliver 



99 

I 

the S'd writteiiig toinr. Eicli'd Smith Seiiio'r and mr. Rich'd 
Smith Junio'r, testified upon his Engagem't before mee. 

Wm. Harris, assist. 
The deed on the other Side and the above written is En- 
tered in tlie publick Records of the Collony, of Connecticutt, 
Lib. 1st, folo. 9], April! the 18th, 1679. 

P. John AUjn, Secretarey. 
Rochester, June 28tli, 1686. 
This testimoney is allowed to be Recorded. 

R'd Wharton. 
Entered upon Record, June 29th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 
(58) Bee it Knowne unto all men by these pres'ts, that I, Co- 
'^?o^"°'ufe"'*&i"il'i^"'lj Cheif e Sachem of Narragansett, for and 
in Consideration of my great love and affection I beare to 
Englishmen, wth divers Considerations mee hereunto move- 
ing have given & granted unto Richard Simith Junio'r, now 
Resid't at Cocomcosutt a small Island Sittuated and Lyeing 
in Cocomcosutt Harbour, on the South East Side of the 
Tradeing house whicli S'd Island I doe give and grant 
to the fore s'd Rich'd Smith, his heirs and assignes for ever, 
to enjoye the same, and doe promis & engage to defend it and 
mentayne it to bee his and their proper rights for ever, and 
have given liim full & ample Possession of all and Singular 
this miy Said Island, by the delivery of it all in his hand at 
the signeing and Sealeing hereof, in wittness of the Same, 1 
have Sett my hand and Seale this 27th of June, 1659. 

his marke of 




Coginiquand I Sachem. 



Sealed, Signed and Delivered 
in the presence of ns. 
Gysbert ap Dyck, 
Hester Smith, 



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The above written deed is entered in the piiblick Records 
of the coUony of conecticutt, Aprill 18th, 1679. 

P. John Allyn, Secret. 
Rochester, June 28th, 1686. 

The above written deed is alowed to bee Recorded in the 
Booke of This Province. 

R'd Wharton. 
Entered upon Record June 29th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

Know all men by these pres'ts, that I, Scuttube & Quequa- 
ganewett. Sons of Mixon, late deceased, and chief e Sachem of 
the Narragansett Country, doe by these presents Rattifie and 
%^nuet fo&Ts:Confirm a certain tract of land to ye North- 
ward of Cocumcosutt, now being given to nir. Richard Smith 
senio'r. By o'r father Mexcon afore s'd, the land being bounded 
as foUoweth, from a Maple tree on the northwest Syde of the 
tradeing house, north Easterly as farr alongst tlie English 
path as the head of a Small meadow, and so downe to ye Syde 
of a Creeck, being bounded by the watter or Pond to ye East- 
ward, alsoe Soe Rounde to ye Sayd maple tree aforesaid, 
bounded by watter, alsoe, wee the foresaid, Scuttub 
and Quequaganewett doe confirme and Rattifie all other 
grantes or leases made toRich'd Smith, Senio'r, andtoRich'd' 
Smith, Junio'r, to be as firme and Authentick as if o'r Selves 
had Signed the Same, as namely, two being made by Cogini- ■ 
quand, and one to Rich'd Smith, Jnnio'r, for a litle Island 
made by Coginiquand, all wich wee doe by these pres'ts 
rattifie and confirme, the one being for one thousand yeares 
to Morrow, the other being a deed of gift, ye litle Island, the 
other a neclie of land Leased out for Sixty yeares, which 
Sayd necke, wee Scuttub and Quequaganewett, doe by tliese 
presents vallentairelly, freely and absolutely give to Rich'd 
Smith, Senio'r, Rich'd Smith, Junio'r, to them, their heires 
and assignes for ever, to enjoye the same, Itt being by inheri- 
tance o'r proper rights and interests, and, therefore, noe 



101 

other Sachim can make good Sale of any part or P'cell of 
this fore said neck without o'r Ratification of the Same, this 
necke Keing hounded on the Southwest by Anochetuckett 
River, On the northwest by Namocock, south on ye north by 
Shewotuck Creeke, on the south and South Eijst by the main 
Bay or broad watter, all which lands according to the Con- 
tents above said deeds. Leases, instruements of writeing made 
to ye Said Richard Smith, Senio'r, and Rich'd Smith Junio'r, 
they or either of them wee doe Rattifie and Confirme and 
mentaine to Stand in full Strength, force and virtue, and doe 
promis the Same to mentaine against any Layeing claime to 
it or any of the premisses above s'd to the truth hereof, wee 
bynde o'r Selves, o'r heires and assignes, and Sett to our 
hands 

(59) and Seales this 12th octoh'r, 1660. 

tlie marke of 



h 



Scuttub ^/Z & a Seale. 



tlie marke of 



Q.,.,.,a„e»e. <\ . . Se.e, 



Wittnessess hereunto, 

Powetuck 7^ Indian, 
the marke of 

Ruben 9 Willis, 

the marke of 
Samuel . j4 ^Waight, 



This w riteing together wth the Kndorse'mt is Entered and 
Recorded in the 317 & 318 pages of the third booke of Re- 



102 

cords of the Not'ry Pub. of the Massachusetts Colonic of 
New Engknd, the 30th day of June, Anno 1662. 

P. Rohpit Howard, no't. pub. Coh)ni, P'dit 

Samuell Waight, aged alioute 22 yeares, and Ruben Willis, 
aged aboute 26 yeares, being wittnesses unto ye deed within 
written, made Oath before mee Daniel Gookin, magistrate 
of the Jurisdiction of Massachusetts, this 23th oF June, 1662, 
that they were wittnesses hereunto, and did see Sciittub and 
Quequaganewett Signie and Scale the said writeing, the con- 
tents thereof being first made Known to them. 

Jurater Cora mee, Daniel Gookin, 

Ruben Willis, aged abought 31 yeares, being engaged, testi- 
fieth tbis 13th of June, 1667, that the deed Avritteu on ye 
other side of this paper was Signed by Scuttub and Quequa- 
ganewett, and by them Sealed and dellivered to nir. Rich'd 
Smith, Senio'r, and mr. Rich'd Smith, Junio'r, and accordinge 
to his oath above said before, mr. Daniel Gookin testifietli 
the day and yeare before [ written ] 

[ Before J mee William Harris, assist. 

Samuel Waight, aged 27 yeares or 
thereabouts, and Engaged this 26th of Sept., 1667, testifieth 
that bee ye said Samuel was witness to the deed on the other 
side, and Saw Scuttub and Quequaganewett, Sigine and Scale 
ye Same, the contents first being made Knowne to the Said 
Sbuttub and Quequaganewett; and yt hee, ye Said Samuel 
did make & take Oath as above S.'d before mee, 

William Carpentei', assist. 

This deed on the other Side & what is above written is 
Entered in the pub. Records of ye coUouy of conecticutt Lib. 
first folo. 91 & 92, this 29 ApriU, 1679. 

P. Jno. Allyn, Secretary. 
Rochester, June 28th, 1686.. 

The Deed and testimonies a foregoing are allowed to bee 
Recorded in the booke of this Province. 

R'd Wharton. 



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Entered upon Kecord, June 29th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fortes, Record'r. 



Know all men by these presents, that J, Capt. william Hud- 
son, of Boston, in New England, Vintner, doe Ly these for 
and in consideviition of full Sattisfaction in hand given and 
■^"'**°o Smith ^'y "^^^ Received, have bargained & Sould, and 
doe by these pres'ts Bargaine and Sell unto Richard Smith, 
of Narragansett, his heires and assigness, one hundred Sixty 
acres of land, more or less, Sittuated and Lyeing in Narra- 
gansett Country, bounded on the north by the land of mr. 
Amos Richardson, on the South by the land of Rich'd Smith, 
on the East by the land of maj'or Winslow now in the pos- 
session of mr. John Viall, and on the west bounded by the 
common path or rodewaye, all wch hove s'd land Except 
twentie and five acres wch is to be layd out at the discretion 
of Rich'd Smith for Capt. James Oliver, of Boston, I the 
apove s'd Wm. Hudson, from mee, my heires and assigees 
doe make over and Sell unto the bove s'd Rich'd Smith, 
his heires and assignes, to have and to hold for ever, wth all 
rights, titles, privilidges or comons or after divisions or mead- 
ows, wch doe, maye or ought to belonge to ye above s'd tract 
of land, and doe promise the same to defend from any laying 
claime to any of ye primesses iii my name, by my cause or 
consent or procurem't whatsoever. In Witness of 

(60) this my Act, or deed of Sale, I hereunto bind my 
Selfe, my heires & assignes, and Sett to my hand and Seale 
in the yeare'of o'r Lord God, One Thousand Six hundred 
Sixty and Seven, the Second day of this instant, March, and 
in the Nineteenth yeare of the Raigne of o'r Soveraigne Lord 
Charles the Second of England, Scotland, f ranee & Ireland 
King. 

Wm. Hudson, & a Seale 



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Signed, Sealed and possession given 

In the presence of us. • 

John Cole, 
John Maitiiie, 
John Carr, 

•Rochester, June 28th, 1686. 
mr. John Cole, one of the ■witnesses ahove, made Oath yt 
hee Sawe Capt. Wm. Hudson, Seale & deliver ye deed ahove, 
on- or ahoute ye Daye of the date thereof, & that hee Savir 
John Martyn and John Carr, The other Wittiiesses alsoe Sub- 
scribe ye Same, 

Sworne before mee R'd Wharton. 
Tiiis Deed and Testimoney is allowed to bee recorded. 

R'd Wharton. 
Entered upon Record, June 29th, 1686. 
P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

To all People to whmn these pres'ts shall Come, Know 
yee That whereas Coginiquand & Mossip, Indian Sachem^s, 
did by their deed beareing date the twentie seventh day of 
may in the yeare of o'r Lord, one Thousand Six hundred 
fiftie & nine, pass and Conveye to mr. Randal Holding and 
to mr. Samuel Goi'ton, deceased, both of Warwick, in Provi- 
dence plantation, in New England, a tract or Necke of land 
Maze to Smith, in ye Narragansett Coinitry Called then by 
the name or names of Nanaquukesett, Homogansett, Anoco- 
tuekett, Kesicomuck, alias, Sliewotnckett wtli a little Island 
Called Sowanoxett alias. Fox Island, and whereas I the said 
William Maze, oE Newport, in Rhoad Island am by virtue of 
a Gift from my, wifes father, the S'd Samuel Gorton, as alsoe 
by purchase from John Crandall became Interested in, aiid 
proprieto'r of part of the prennsses, and whereas I the S'd 
william Maze by my Deede beareing date wth these presents 
have Sould & Convieyed to william Taylor and Rich'd Whar- 
ton, of Boston, Merchants, all my right and interest in the 



105 . 

said Island Called Sowaiioxett or Fox Island, together wth 
all my right, title^nd interest to and in a Necke of land 
formerly Called Nonoquassett, alias -Homogansett, being part 
of ye said tract Conveyed by the S'd Indian Sachems To ye 
Said Kandall Holden and the Said Samuel Gorton, as by the 
Said Deed maye more fully appeare, now I the Said william 
Maze for divers good Causes, and for a valueable Considera- 
tion to mee in hand payd by Rich'd Sniith, of Narragansett, 
gentleman doB by these presents grant, Bargaine, Sell, ali6ne, 
EnfeafEe and Confirme to ye S'd Rich'd Smith, his heires and 
assignes', all my right, title, Claime and interest to and in all 
the remaind'r of the Said tract of Neckes of land Conveyed 
by and Derrived from the said Indian Sachems, the Said land 
lyeing to ye Southward or Eastward of the sayd Rich'd 
Smith's dwelling house in Narragansett, being bounded by 
the Rhoad or path on the north and northwest, and by the 
Salt watter on the East, To have and to hold to him the Said 
Rich'd Smith, his heires & assignes for Ever, all the P' misses 
not Conveyed as aforesaid to ye Said Tiiylor and Wharton, 
J saye my right, title, inteiest and part therein wth all the 
imunities, privilidges and Appurtenances in a good, P'fect, 
absolute und indefeaceable Estate in fee Simple and in as 
full, free and ample manner, to Stand Seized therein, as 
I, my Selfe at any tyme did or might by any right whatso- 
ever, And I. the Sayd william Maze, doe by these presents 
Covenant, promise and grant to and wth the Sayd Rich'd 
Smyth, his heires and assignes, that ye premisses, and every 
part thereof are, and shall bee free and Clearly acquitted and 
Discharged from all former and other giftes, grants, Bar- 
gaines. Sales, Joyntures, Dowers, titles and incumbrances 
whatsoevier granted, made, covenanted or any waye contracted 
by mee the Sayd Wm. Maze or any P'son or P'sons claimeing 
by, from or und'r mee. In Witness whereof, I hereunto have 
Sett my hand and Seale this twenty third daye of November, 
Anno Domi Christi One Thousand Six hundred Eighty and 
One, and in the three and thirtieth yeare of his Majes'ties 



106 

reigne. 

Willaiam Mazg & a seale. 

his X Imarke. 
Sarah l^\ Maze, 

her marke & a Seale. 
Sealed and Delivered in the presence 
of Francis Briuley, 
Simon Grover, 
Lott Strange, 
Rob't Hazard, 
Rochester, June 28th, 1686. 

Francis Brinley, Esq'r, made oath that hee Saw Wm. Maze, 
Seale and deliver this deed on or aboute ye daye of the date, . 
and Sett to his name as a Wittness thereto. 

R'd Wharton. 
Allowed to bee Recorded. 

R'd Wharton-. 
Entered upon Record, June ye 29th 1686. 

P. Jno Fones, Record'r, 

(6lX To all People to whome these Pre'nts Shall come, 
Know yee that whereas, Coginaquand & Mossip, Indian Sai- 
chems, did by their deed Beareing date the twentie Seventh day 
of May, in the yeare of our Lord, One thousand Six hundred 
fiftie and nine, make over and Conveye to mee Randall 
Hoiden to Smith. Holdcn and' mr. Samuel Gorton, deceased, 
both of Warwick, in Providence plantation, in New England, 
a tracte or Necke of land in the Narragansett Counterey 
called then by the name or names of Nanaquaesett, Homo- 
gansett, Anocotuckett, Kesicomucke, alias Shewotuckett wth 
litle Island called Sowanoxett alias, fEox Island and whereas, 
I . the said Randall Hoiden, by my deed beareing date with 
these presents, have Sould and Conveyed to Wm. Taylor 
and Rich'd Wharton, of Boston, Merchants, all my right and 



107. 

interest in the said Island called Sowaiioxett or Fox Island, 
together wth all my right, title and interest, to and in a Neck 
of land formerly called Nonoquassett, alias Homogansett, 
being part of the said tract conveyed by the said Indian 
Sachems, to mee the S'd Eaudall Holdeii & the Said Samuel 
Gorton as by the said deed maye more fully Appeare, Now 
I the said Randall^Holden, for divers good causes and for a 
valuable consideration to mee in hand paid by Richard Smith, of 
Narragansett, gentleman doe by these presents, grant, Bar- 
gaine, Sell, aliene, Enfeaffe and Confirme to the S'd Richard 
Smith, his heires and assignee all my right, title, claime and 
interest to and in all ye Remaind'r of the said tract or Necks 
of land Conveyed by and Derrived from* the Said Indian 
Sachems," the Said land lyeing to ye Southward or Eastward 
of the said Richard Smiths Dwelling house in Narragansett 
being bounded by the Rode or path on the north and north- 
west, and by the salt watter on the East, To have and to hold 
to him, said Rich'd Smith, his heires and assignes for Ever, 
All the primesses not Conveyed as above said to ye said 
Taylor and Wharton, I say my right, title, interest and part 
therein, wth all the Imunities, privilidges and appurtinances 
in a good, P'fect absolute & indefeaciable Estate, and in as 
full, free and ample man'r to Stand Seized therein as I my 
Selfe at any tyme did or might by any right whatsoever, and 
I the said Randall Holden, doe, by these presents. Covenant, 
Fromis and grant to and with the S'd Rich'd Smith, his 
heires and assignes, that ye premisses and Every part thereof 
are and shal bee free and clearly acquitted and Discharged 
from all former and other Giftes, Grantes Bargains, 
Sayles, Joyntures, Dowers, Titles and incumbrances 
whatsoever Granted, made Covenanted or any waye contracted 
by mee the Said Randall Holden or any P'son or P'sons 
Claimeing by, from or und'r mee. In witness whereof I here- 
unto have Sett my hand and Seale this twenty Sixth day of 
Novemb'r, anno Domi Christi, One thousand Six hundred 
Eighty and One, and in the three and thirtieth yeare of his 



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Majesties Reign e. 



It is to bee understood by all P'sons that Shall Construe, 
Paraphrase or Expound all or any particular contained in 
this deed of Sale, that tKe true intent and meaning is onely 
One third Part of the whole tract of land mentioned Being 
the whole claime and interest of the above s'd Eandall 
Holden, as alsoe doth acquit and Discharg-e no further but to 
his owne title and interest or proper part, his heires and Exe- 
ciito'rs, Admiiiistrato'rs or assignes, there fore Explained 
before Signeing and Sealeing to avoid mistakes. 

Eiindall Holden & a Scale. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of 

Samuel Gorton, asist., 

Thomas Coddington, 

Benjamin Gorton, 

I, Francis Holden, wife of the abovesaid Eandall Holden 
doe consent to the above Deed of Sale and for ever quite 
claime, witness my hand and Sea[le] This 12th day of May, 
1682. . 

the mark of 



S^ 



Francis -L rt Holden & a Scale. 



Wittness hereunto 

his marke. 



Petter \)U Welles, 

William Tanner, 

Rochester, Jnne 28th, 1686. 

This deed is alowed to bee Recorded. 

R'd Wharton. 

Entered upon record, June 30th, 1686. 

Jno. Fones, Record'r. • 



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(62) Articles of agreeni't made & Considered by and 
Between Kichard .Wharton, of Boston, Esq'r, of ye one part 
and Thomas Mumford, of Rochester, in ye Kings Province, 
in behalfe of hiinselfe & Company on ye other Part in man- 
ner & forme, following this sixth day of Octob'r, Any'e 
Domy'e, one thousand six hundred eighty six, Imprimis, The 
said Rich'd Wharton doth for his part Covenant, grant and 
agree to and wth ye s'd Thomas Mumford & Company that 
he and they shall have & Peaceably Enjoy ye liberty & free- 
dome of the halfe part of ye brooke or streame coming against 
or by ye land of ye S'd Rich'd Wharton on Boston Neck, 
which brooke or streame is now knowne or called by ye Name 
of Mattatuxett, to Sett up a Mill, make a Mill dam and Joyne 
it to ye land of ye S'd Wharton, there wth ye free use of his 
ground adjasent to digg stones & earth as is usually NeedfuU 

iiVf^lLh/d for ye makeing and up houlding of a Mill dam 
^f^rdanic^mh^ny.'o^ haveing ye s'd streame as he or they see 
cause, and for ye stopping or pounding the water upon ye 
land of ye s'd Wharton, as need shall Require wth free 
Egress and Regress to & from ye same for and during ye full 
& whole time & terme that ye Maine fabrick & Principall 
worke of ye mill Erected by ye S'd Thomas Mumford & 
Company shall wth out generall Reparation be there Con- 
tinued, not hereby prohibiting ye s'd Mumford and Company 
from nepairing ye water Wheele or Cogg wheele, Trunnell or 
or dny other thing about ye S'd Mill that requires frequent 
amendment incident to all mills. All wayes resei-veing to him 
ye S'd Wharton, his heires and assignes, the comoh benifitt 
of ye S'd Bropke or streame no way prejudiciall to ye s'd mill 

For and in Consideration of all & singular ye Premisses, 
The s'd Thomas Mumford doth by their Presents in behalfe 
of himselfe & Company, Covenant & agree wth and doth 
oblige himselfe to ye S'd Richard Wharton, his heires & 
assignes to pay or cause to be paid to him or them forthwith 
the full sum of tenn pounds in currant money or ye value 
thereof in- such other good payment as Major Rich'd Smith, 



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Capt. Jiio. Fones, and other of his Majes'ties Justices of ye 
Peace, in ye Kings Province, shall Judge^ meete & Equive- 
lent, and that it shall & may be lawfuU for ye s'd Rich'd 
Wharton or assignes, at ye time of ye Ruination & useless- 
ness of ye maine worke & fahrick of ye s'd mill as afore s'd 
to have & enjoy his right and liberty hereby given to ye s'd 
Mumford & Company, and that he ye s'd Richard Wharton, 
his heires or assignes, shall at his or their pleasure Turne ye 
s'd streame or water course againe, In Wittiiess whereof ye 
s'd parties have hereunto sett their hands & scales ye day 
& yeare first above written. 

Richard Wharton //V~^' 




Witness : John Saffin, Thomas Mumford, 
John Fones, 
Lodowick Updick, 
Memorandum that both ye parties within mentioned have 
mutually agreed this Instruement shall be recorded in ye 
Records of ye Kings Province, wth convenient speed. 
Entered upon Record, octob'r 7th, 1686. . 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

Know all men, that I, Sanjuel Cranston, of Newport, sonn 
and heire unto Major John Cranston, deceased, for and in 
Consideration of a valueable sume of money in hand received 
by which I owne my selfe fully contented & sattisfied, do by 
ijz^fc^'i^X'aS'ik.tliese presents make over, bargaine' & sell 
unto Richard Smith of Narragaiisett, in ye Kings Province, 
all my right & Title to and in a certaine tract of land scituate 
lying and being. in Narragansett afore s'd, called Nanaqua- 
xett, Kesecomock, Showoatucket,, Bounded on ye South by 
Anocketucket river, on ye North by ye lands of Richard 
Smith, and on ye East by ye lands now in ye ocpupatiou of 
Thomas Brookes, And on ye West by the road way that 
goeth to New London, by mr. Samuel Eldredg, his house 
which lauds was Conveyed to my deceased father by mr. 



Ill 

Samuel Gorton & mv. Randall Houldiug- of Warwick, they 
buying or procureing it from Cojiquant, alias Tasaquanet, 
Narragansett Sachem, and Eattified by Pissacus Alias Mosip, 
The Deed beareing' date ye 27th day of May, 1659. 

(63) and Ratification ye 19th day of September, 1677, 
T^say alPmy i-ight & Title that was my deceased fathers, I 
seir& make over unto Richard Smith, Ms heires, Executo'rs, 
Administrato'rs and assignesfor Ever, and that without iucom- 
brance, Joyiitures, Dowers or thirds or any thing whatsoever 
that may impede his right, and do warrant ye same, from me 
& my heires and claiming by or under my father's right de- 
ceased, The said land being now already in Possession of 
Richard Smith afore s'd. And to this my Act & deed I sett 
my hand & scale this 11th of aprill, 1685. 

Sam'U Cranston, 




Mary Jones, 

I, mary Jones above Expressed, do consent to the above 
deed of sale, and do for Ever quit my claime. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
in ye presence of 
Francis Brinley, 
Walter Stephens, Ju'r, 
Francis Brinley, Esq'r, one of ye wittnesses above", Testifies 
that he saw Sam'U Cranston and Mary Jones seale and deliver 
ye Instruem't above as their act & deed on or about the day 
of ye date thereof, and also saw Walter Stephens, the other 
Wittness thei-eof subscribe ye same. 

Sworne before J. Dudley, P'ent. 
Memorandum that ye words which are blotted above are 
these (viz. Conveyed to my Deceased father, by 
Testis Walter Stephens, Ju'r. 



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Rochester, Octob'r 7th, 1682. 

mi-. Walter Stephens appeared -before mee the Siibspriber, 
being one of his majes'ties Councill for his Territory & 
Dominion of New England, and made oath that he saw mr. 
Sam'U Cranston & mrs. Mary Jones, Signe, Seale & deliver 
ye within written Instiuem't as their act & deed, and that he 
then subscribed his name. as a witness their of. 

R'd Wharton. 

Entred u})on Record, octob'r 11th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

To all Chkistian PeopI/B to whome these P'sent deed of 
Sale shall come, John Vyall, of Swansey, in his Maj'ties 
CoUoney, of New Plimouth, in New England, and Elizabeth, 
his wife, send greeteing. 

Know yeb that the Said John Vyall and Elizabeth, his 
wiOe, for and in Consideration of the sume of Sixty pounds, 
Vbaiito^ Smith, of currant money of New England, to them in 
hand at & before the Ensealeing and dellivery of these pres- 
ents by Rich'd Smith of Narragansett, als the Kings Province 
in New England afore s'd, Gent well and truly paid the 
receipt, whereof they doe hereby acknowledge and themselves 
therewith to bee fully Sattisfied and contented, and there of 
and of eveiy part thereof doe acquit. Exonerate and Discharge 
tlie S'd Richard Smith, his heires. Executors aud Adminis- 
trato'rs for -ever, by these presents Have given. Granted, 
Bargained, Sold, Aliened, EnfeafiVd and Confirmed, andJby . 
these presents doe fuUyj freely,- Clearly and absolutely give, 
grant, Bargaine, Sell, aliene, Enfeaffe and Confirme unto the 
Said Richard Smith, his heires and assignes for ever. All 
that their own Quarter or fourth part of a certaine farme or 
tract of land Sittuate, Lyeing and being at a certaine place 
commonly called and Knowne by the name "of Wash Quauge 
upon Boston neck in s'd Province, which s'd farme "containeth 
by Estimation Six hundred Sixty one acres and an halfe, bee , 
the Same more or less, and is the Southeren purchase made 



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by Maj'r Humph Atlibrton and Company in the said Province 
and is now in the tenure and occupation of Joseph Case and 
John Snooke or their or any one of their assignes, And alsoe 
all Surplusses, Enlargements, additions by giftes, grantes, 
Bequestts or otherwise to the S'd one quarter or fourth part 
of the said southern purchase als belonging together with all 
hovises, Edifices, building, fencesj trees, woods, underwoods, 
Swamps, Meadows, Marshes, Eivers, profBtts, piivilidges. 
Rights, Commodities and appurtenances whatsoever to the 
Said one quarter or fourth part of tlie s'd, of the said tract 
of land oi! farme bellonging or in any wise appertaineing; 
To Have and to hold the said one quarter or fourth part 
of the Said farme or tract of land, with all other the above 
granted premisses, with their appertenanoes & every part and 
parcell thereof, unto the said Richard Smith, his heires and 
assignes and to the onley proper use, benefitt and behoofe of 
the s d Richard Smith, his heires and assignes fjor ever, and 
the s'd John Vyall and Elizabeth, his wife, for them selves, 
their^heires, Executo'rs and Administrat'rs doe hereby 

(64) Covenant, promise and grant to and with the said 
Richard Smith, his heires and assignes, in manner and form 
following, (that is to say,) That they the Said John Vyall 
and Elizabeth, his wife, are the true, Sole and Lawfull 
owners of all the afore bargained premissess and that they 
have in Them Selves full power, good right and Lawfull 
Authoritie to grant, Sell, conveye and assure the same unto 
the said Richard Smith, his heires and assignes, as a good 
perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple, with- 
out any Condition, Reversion or Limitation whatsoever, Soe 
as to Alter change, Defeate or makevoyd the Same and that 
the Said Richard Smith, his heires and assignes Shall and 
niaye by force and vertue of these presents from time to time 
and at all times, forever, hereafter, Lawfully, peaceably and 
quietly have, hold, use, occupie, possess and enjoye the above 
granted premissess with their appurtenances and every part 



114 

and pai'cell ther<5of free and Clear, and Clearly acquite and 
discharged of and from all and all nian'r of former and other 
giftes, 'grants, bargaines, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Join- 
tures, Dowers, Judgem'ts, Executions, Entailes, forfetures and 
of and from all other titles, troubles and encombrances what- 
soever had made, Committed, done or Suffered to be done by 
the Said John Vyall and Elizabeth, his wife," or either of them, 
their or either of their heires or assignes, at any time or times 
before ye Ensealeing hereof, and further that the S'd John 
Vyall and Elizabeth, his wife, their heires, Execnto'is, 
Administrato'rs Or Assignes Sball uud will fnmi time to time 
& Att all times forever, hereafter, warrant and Defend the 

a 

above granted premisses with their appurtenances, and every 
part and parcell thereof unto the said Richard Smith, his 
heires and assignes against all and Every P'son or P'eons 
whatsoever, any waies Lawfully Claim«ing or demanding the 
Same or any. part or parcell thereof, by, from or und'r then) 
the Said John Vyall, Senio'r, and Elizabeth, his wife, or 
either of them, their or either of their heires or assignes; in 
Witness whereof the S'd John Vyall and Elizabeth his wife, 
have hereunto Sett theii hands and Scales the twenty, fifth 
day of May, Anno Domi One thousand Six hundred Eighty 
and five anno ye R R Jacobi Secundi Anglia &c. primo. 

John Vyall & a (/jV A[)pendlng. 

Elizabeth Vyjill & a /*^)/ appending. 



In' Boston. 

The within written Instruem't was acknowledged by the 
within named, John Vyall and Elizabeth his wife, to bee their 
act and Deed the 25th of May, 1685. 

before mee Elislia Hutchinson, Assist. 



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Signed, Sealed and Delliveied in the 
presence of us, 
John Thomas, 
V John Hayward, Not. Pub. 
Entered upon Record Octo'r 11th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Foues, Record'r. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Jonathan Ather- 
ton of Dorchester, heire and Administrato'r unto my de- 
ceas'd father's Estate, doe by these presents for and in Con. 
sideration of full Sattisf action, for hand given and by mee 
Received, Bargaine and Sell unto Richard Smith of Nar- 
mgansett, one parcell of lands in the northerne purchase, 
Containeing by Estimation one hundred and Sixty acres, more 
or less. Bounded on the East and Southeast by the lands 

(65) of Samuel 

Dyre, on the north by the lands of Robert Spink, on the west 
'^"""'lo'&f/fe ^'■'""l^y tlie lands of william Costing and northwest 
by the lands late in the possession John Winthrop, Esq., on 
the South by the lands of John Vyall, all which lands, priv- 
ilidge&, appurtenances and Immunities thereunto bellongiug 
or in any waies appertaining to the Said Lands, I doe alienate, 
Sell and make over from mee, my heires, Execut'rs & Adniin- 
istrato'rs for ever, unto the above s'd Rich'd Smith, his heires, 
Executo'rs and Administrat'rs or assignes Forever, and to hold 
the s'd Lands wth all and Singular, the privilidges and Ap- 
purtenances bellonging or in and waies Appertaineing for 
Ever without any lett, hiuderancse, Claime or Molestation by, 
from or und'r mee whatsoever; In Wittness of all above writ- 
ten, I the s'd Jonathan Atherton have sett my hand & Scale 
this first day of Aprill, Anno Dom 1673 and in the twenty 
fifth yeare.of his Majes'ties Reigne, Carolus Second of Eng- 
land &c. Kiiig. 

Jouathau Atherton & a 



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Signed, Sealed, dellivered and possession 
given in the presence "of 
John Brigs, 

Geo. Codner, ^ 

Rich'd Updiek, 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Rich'd Smith 
above said, have bargained and Sold, and by these presents 
doe'bargaine and Sell unto francis Brinley, of Newport, the 
one halfe of the aboves'd Land and privilidges thereunto 
bellonging, haveing rec'd Sattisfaction for the Same and doe 
Engage to make, Seale and delliver unto the s'd Francis, his 
heires or assignes, a firm deed of sale fpr the Same when 
required, thereto as wittness my hand in Newport ti)e 10th of 
august, 1675. 

Rochest'r in the Kings Province, July 28tli, 1686, John 
Briggs one of the wittnesses unto this deed of sale, Appeared 
before mee and did upon oath declare that hee did See Jona- 
than Atherton Signe, Seale and delliver the Same unto Rich'd 
Smith as his Reall Act and deed, and alsoe yt hee did See 
the other tivo wittnesses mentioned in S'd deed. Viz., Geo. 
Codner and Rich'd Updiek, Attest thereto by Setting to their 
hands as is Thei'ein wretten. 

.l»)lin Fones, 

■Roch'r, Oct'r 8, 1686, John Briggs appeared before mee 
the Subscriber being one of his Majes'ties Councill for his 
Territory and Dominion of New England, in America, and 
Declared Opon his form'r Oath, that hee saw mr. Jonathan 
Atherton, Signe, Seale & Delliver the Instruem't on the other 
Side, and that hee then Subscribed his name as a Wittness, 
& Saw Geo. Codner and Rich'd Updiek the other witnesses 
thereto dated the Sixe. 

Rich Wharton. 
Entered upon Record Octo. 12, 1686, 

Jno. Fones, Record'r. 



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To all Christian People to whome these presents Shall come, 
Richard Smith, of Narragansett, in th^ Kings Province, 
Sendeth greeting. 

Know yee that I, the S'd Richard Smith, for the valuable 
Consideration of tenn pounds to mee in hand paid, before the 
Ensealeing and delliv.ery of these pres'nts, By Francis Brinley, 
of Newport, in Rhoad Island, have granted. Bargained, 
Smith to Brinley. Aliened, Sold, Enfeaffed and Confirmed and 
by these presents doe grant, Bargaine, alienate. Sell, En- 
and Confirme unto the S'd Francis Brinley, liis heires 
and assignes for Ever, One halfe of a certaine parcell 
of land Bought of Capt. Jonathan Atherton, being one share 
of the northward purchase in Narragansestt, Containeing by 
Estimation oue hundred 

(66) iiod Sixty Acres 

more or lesse. Bounded on the East and Stnitli East l)y the 
lands of Samuel Dyre, on the North by the Lands of Rob't 
Spink, on the west by the Lands of William Costing, and 
north west by the hinds Late in the possessio.n of John Win- 
throp, Esq'r, on the South by the lands of John Viall as alsoe 
the one halfe of the Privilidges, Appurtenances and Immuni- 
ties thereunto bellonging, or in any wise appurtsdiieing, To 
have and to hold the S'd halfe parcell of land and premisses 
Together with all aud Singular, the Appurtenances and 
privilidges afore Expressed, Unto him the S'd Francis Brinley, 
his heires and assignes unto the proper use & Behoofe of him 
the S'd Francis Brinley, his heires and assignes for Ever, 
And I the S'd Richard Smith, for mee, my heires. Executors 
and Administrato'rs doe hereby Covenant and promise to 
and with the S'd Francis Brinley, his heires, Executo'rs, 
Administrato'rs and assignes that at the time of the Sealeing 
and dellivering of these Presents, I am Seized of the S'd par-, 
cell of Land and premisses herein above granted and Sold in 
a good and indefeaseable Estate in fee Simple, and have full 
and Lawfnll power and right to Bargaine and Sell the Same 



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ill inaniier and forme as it is in these presents above Ex- 
pressed, and I the "S'd Richard Smith, the S'd halfe parcell of 
Land and premisses with all and Singular the Appurtenances 
above Recited, hereby granted and Sold unto him the S'd 
Francis Brinley, his heires and assignes against_mee, my lieires 
and assignes or any person Claimeing by, from or under niee, 
will warrant and for Ever defend by these presents, In witt- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Scale. the 
Sixth day of Sept'r, in the Seaven and twentieth yeare of the 
Reigne of our Soveraigue Lord Charles The Second by the 
grace of God, of England, Scotland, Fiance and Iielfind King; 
Defend'r of the faith &c Anno qr Domi 1675. 

Richard Smith a J/a^ appended. 

Sealed and dellivered in the presence of 
These words Sendeth greeting & in Narragausett being 
first interlined. 

Jireh Bull, 

his marke 



James .J^ i\ '^ Sw§et, 



Elizabeth Burden, 
Boston ye 25th Aug'st, 1686. 

Rich'd Smith personally Appeareing before mee, under 
written, one of his Maj'ties Councill in this his Territory and 
Dominion, acknowledged ye within written 
Instruem't to bee his Act and Deed. 

John Usher. 
Entered upon Record Octo'r 12th, 1686. 

P. Jiio. Fones, Record'r. 

To all persons to whome these presents shall come, Thomas 
Newtpn, Marriner, Sendeth greeting, Know yee, yt I the S'd 
Thomas Newton for and in Consideration of the sume of tenn 



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.ixmiids, New England Money, unto mee in hand paid before 
tlie Sealeing iind dellivery of these Presents, By Francis 
Biinley of Newport,- the Receipt whereof 1 doe hereby ac- 
jiewton to Bn.niey. knowledge, have granted. Aliened, Bargained, 
Sold, Enfeaffed and Confirmed, and by these presents for 
mee, my heires, Executo'rs, and Admiuistrato'rs doe firmely, 
Clearely and Absolutely, grant, Aliene, Bargaiue, Sell and 
Confirme unto tlie S'd Francis Briuley, his heires and Assignes 
for ever, all my right, title, and interest in or unto any Land 
or Lands or any part or parcell thereof in the Neck comonly 
called Boston Neck or in any other part of the Narragan- 
sett Country, or parts adjacent or which at anytime hereafter 
maye become due unto mee by virtue of my Deceased Grand 
father, Rich'd Smith, Senio'r, of Narragansett, bis last will & 
testament, as maye more fully apptare, Refferance thereunto 
being had together with all and Singular, the Liberties, privil- 
idges aud advantages to the S'd Land or Lands 

(67) ' Bellonging, 

to have and to hold the said Land or Lands above by thesp 
presents granted, Together wth all and Singular the Prem- 
isses thereunto bellonging, unto him the Said Francis Brinley, 
his heires and assignes for ever, for and to ye onley proper 
use, a*nd behoofe of him ye S'd Francis Brinley, his heires 
and assignes for ever, and I the S'd Thomas Newton for mee, 
my heires, Exeeut'rs and Administrat'rs doe hereby Covenant 
and promise to and with the Said Francis Brinley, his heires, 
Exeeut'rs, Administrat'rs and assignes for ever that ye Prim- 
isses above by these pr'ts of granted. Shall forever, hereafter, 
bee and remaine in the possession of him the S'd Francis 
Brinley, his. heires and assignes for ever, freely, acquitted, 
Exonerated and Discharged of and from all manner of. former 
gifts, grants, Ba'rgaines, Salles, Leases and incumbrances, 
and of and from all other charges^ titles and Claimes what- 
soever had, made, SufEered or done, or to bee had, made, 
Suffered or done by mee the S'd Thomas Newton, or by any 



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other P'soii or P'soiis whutsoever ,Lawfiilly Clainieiiig imder_ 
ineetlie S'd Thomas Newton or by any meaneS, Title or procure- 
ment, And further I tlie Said Thomas Newton, the Said Land 
and Lands & all and Singular the primissess above, by these 
presents granted nnto him the S'd francis Brinley, his heires 
and assignes for Ever, against mee, my heires and assignes, 
will warrant and for ever defend by these presents. In witt- 
ness whereof 1 have hereto Sett my hand and Seale the 14th 
day of Decemb'r, 1674. 



Thomas Newton & a 




Signed, Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of 



Rober 



i-t JP '^ Taylor.- 



Iiis marke 
Francis Weste. 

This deed was Owned by Tlumias Newton above S'd to bee 
his free Act this 20 day of Decemb'r, 1674. 

before mee Ricli'd Smith, Com'r. 

Rochester, Sept'r 25th, 1686 ; Then» personally Appeared 
Francis weste, who did declare upon Oath that hee di*d see 
Thomas Newton, Signe, Seale and delliver the above written 
Instruem't unto mr., Francis Brinley, and that Rob't Taylor 
the other wittness did Attest and Sett his hand as a wittness 
with him at ye Same time before - John Fones, Justice. 

The aforegoing was acknowledged by Francis Weste, upon 
his former Oath, Rochester 6th, 1686. 

before Rich'd Wharton. 

Entered upon Record 
Octo'r 12th, 1686. P. Jno. Pines, Record'r. 

Whereas the Court at Bartford hath granted unto Capt.- 
Jonathan Athertoii Lett'rs of Administration of the Estate 



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of Maj'r Humphrey Athertoii Deceased, Lyeiiig and being in 
ye Narragansett Country &c., and hee the S'd Jonathan 
Athertou by virtue of his above Said Power hath Bargained 
and Sold unto mr. Eich'd Smith or Narragansett, two tracts 
of Land therein, one Containeing Seven hundred acres lyeing 
and being in the Neck Called Boston Necke and adjourning 
"""t^^^osmitf" *o Pettequamscutt Harbor, the other in the 
Northward Purchase being a Whole Share thereof wth all 
privilidge^ Thereto Bellonging. 

Now Know all men by these Presents, that wee, Hope 
Atherton, Consider Atherton, Watching Atherton and Joseph 
Wicks for our Selves, Heires, Execut'rs, Administrat'rs and 
assignes doe hereby owne, acknowledge, Rattifie and Con- 
firme the Sale of the Said Lands &c., unto Richard Smith 
above S'd, his heires, Execut'rs and assignes^ to have & to 
hold the S'd Land and premisses to him the Said Rich'd 
Smith, his heires and assignes for ever, and doe hereby 
acknowledge to have received of Said Richard Smith, forty 
pounds Currant money of new England, Before tlie Sealeing 
and Dellivery hereof by the Appointm't of S'd Jonathan 
Atherton being in part of paym't of our rights and Shares 
therein, the whole being one hundred and Seventy pounds 
as maye more fully appeare by the deeds tliereof, Refferance 
being thereunto had, In Wittness whereof wee have hereunto 
putt o'r hands & Scales the 19th of June, 1674. 



Hope Atherton & a 



Consider Atherton & a 



Watching Atherton & a 



John Wicks & a A^-V]\ 




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Signed, Sealed and delivered in the 
presence of John Green, 

Geo. Wightman, 

Francis Bvinley, 

(©8) Rochest'r in the Kings Province, July 26th, 1686 
Francis Brinley one of the wittnesses of the within written 
deed, appeared before mee and did declare upon Oath, yt hee 
did see hope Atherton, Consider Atherton, Watching Ather- 
ton and Joseph Weekes Signe, Scale and dellivier ye Same 
unto mr. Richard Smith as their Reall act and deed. 

John Fones. 

Rochest'r, Octo'r 5th, 1686. 

mr. Francis Brinley and Geo. Wightman Appeared before 
mee, the Subscriber, Being one of his Maj'ties Councill for 
this his Territory arid Dominion of New England in America, 
and made Oath yt they Saw Hope Atherton, Consider Ather- 
ton, Watching Atherton and Joseph Weeks Signe, Seale 
and Deliver the within written Instruem't as their Act and 
Deed on or aboute the daye of the date thereof, and yt they 
the Deponenants then Subscribed their names as wittnesses 
thereof. 

Swor'ne Octo. 5th, 1686. 

before Rich'd Wharton. 

Entered upon Record, Oetob'r 12th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

To all people to whom these Pres'ts shall come, I Jonathan 
Atherton of Dorchester, in the Massachusetts CoUony in New 
England, Son and heir to Humphrey Atherton of the S'd 
Dorchester deceas'd, and Administrato'r to ye Estate of the 
-"""TcharflZuV S'd Humphrey Atherton, Lyeing in the 
Narragansett Country in the Collony of Rhoad Island and 
Providence Plantations &c.. Send greeteing. 

Know yee thJIt I, the Said Jonathan Atherton for and in 
Consideration of the Sum of fifty Pounds money in England 



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and one hiindi'ed Pounds in New I^ngland money unto mee 
in hand paid by Eich'd 8mith of Narragansett, In the Kings 
Province, the receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowledge & 
there wirh doe owne my Selfe to bee fully Sattisfied, con- 
tented, and paid have, granted, Aliened, Enfeaffied, Bargained 
and Sold, and by these Presents for mee, my heires, Exeou- 
t'rs and Administrato'rs, doe fully and Clearly and Absolutely, 
grant, Alien, EnfeafEe, Bargaine, Sell and Confirme unto the 
S'd Rich'd Smith, his heires aud assignes for ever a Certaine 
parcell of Land Lieing Sonthermost in the greate Necke com- 
monly called Boston Necke in the Narragans,ett Country, in 
the Kings Province, and is adjourning to the Harbour com- 
monly called Pettaquamscutt Harbo'i-, being- a whole share of 
that Purchase, and is aboute Seven hundred Acres or land 
more or less being flow in the possession of Geo. Craft my 
tennent, together wth all & Singular, the Houses, out houses, 
Barnes, Stables, Edefices, gardens. Orchards, fences. Com- 
mons, Liberties, waies, high waies, privilidges and Appur-. 
tainances on, on the S'd Land being or to- the Same or to any 
part or parcell thereof bellonging or in any wise appurtaine- 
ing to have and to hold the S'd Land together with all and 
Singular the Premisses above by these presents granted unto 
lilm the Said Rich'd Smith, his heires and assignes to the 
proper use and behoofe of him the S'd Rich'd Smith, his 
heires and assignes for ever, and I s'd Jonathan Atherton 
the said Land together wth all and Singular, the pi^emisses 
above by these presents granted unto him the S'd Richard 
Smith, his heires and assignes against mee, ray heires and 
assignes will warrant and for ever defend by these 2)resents, 
and I the S'd Jonathan Atherton for mee, my heires, Execu- 
to'rs and Administrato'rs doe hereby Covenant and promise 
to and with S'd Richard Smith, his heires, Executo'rs, Ad- 
ministrato'rs and assignes. That I am Seized of the Said land 
and every part and parcell thereof 

(69) . together witli all and 



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Singular, the premisses above by these presents granted in a 
good and indefeaseable Estate of fee Simple and have full 
power to grant, Alien, bargaine, and Sell the Same to him 
the S'd Richard Smith, his heires and assignes, in manner 
and forme' above in these presents Expressed and that the 
Said Land and every part and pareell thereof Shall for ever 
hereafter bee and remaine unto the Said Richard Smith, his 
heires and assignes, fully and Clearly Exonerate, acquitted 
and Discharged of and from all and all manner of former 
bargaines, giftes, grants, leases, demands. Jointures, Dowers 
and all other charges and iiic*)iiibrances whatsoever had made, 
ordered, or to bee made, had or done by mee the S'd Jona- 
than Atherton or by any other person or Persons by my 
means, title or Procurem't in wittnes whereof, I the S'd Jona- 
than Atherton have hereunto Sett my "hand and Scale the 
three "and twentieth d^y of July, in the five and twentieth 
yeare of the Reigne of our Soverigne Lord Charles The 
Second, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, 
france and Ireland &c., Annoqr'e Domi 1673. 

Jonathan A.therton & a 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
On the presence of us, 
Francis Brinley, 
Richard Updick, 
Edmund Oliver, 
Elizabeth 'P. Garratt. 

Appeared before mee the 24th of July 1673 Jonathan 
Atherton above mentioned and owned the abo^e written 
Instruem't to bee his Act and deed. 

william Coddington, Dep't Goy'r. 

The above written deed and ackuowledgm't was entered 
and Recorded in the publlcke Records of his Maj'ties 
Collony of Rlioad Island and Providence Plantations, in the 




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37th page oftthe booke of Land. 

Evidences this 20th day of aug'st, 1673, as attest. 

John Sanford, Reeord'r. 

Entered upon Record this 12th Octob'r, 1686. 

P. Juo. Pones,' Record'r. 

To all people to whome these Presents shall come, I Rich- 
ard Smith, of Narragansett in the Kings Province, Send 
greeteing. 

Know yee that I the Richard Smith, for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of fifety pounds LawfuU money in 
England, and one hundred pounds in New England money, 
^™^*^^°''unto mee in hand paid by francis Brinley, of New- 
port in Rhoad Island, the receipt whereof I doe hereby 
acknowledge and therewith doe owne my Selfe tb bee fully 
Sattisfied, contented and paid, have gi-anted. Bargained; 
aliened, Sold, Enfeaffed and Confirmed, a"nd by these Pres- 
ents, for mee, my heires, Executo'rs & Administrat'rs doe 
fully, clearly and Absolutely grant, Bargaine, alien. Sell, 
Bnfeaffe and confirme unto ye Said francis Brinley, his heires 
& assignes for ever, a certaine parcell or tract of Land lye- 
ing Southermost in the greate neck comonly (tailed Boston 
Necke, in the Narragansett Country, in the Kings Province, 
and is adjourning to the Harbour comonly called Petteqmim- 
ocutt harbour, being a whole share of that Purcjiase, & is 
aboute seven hundred acres of land more or lesse, being now 
in Possession of George Craft tenant, thereon together with 
all and Singular, the houses. Outhouses, Barnes, Stables, Edi- 
fices, gardens, Orchards, fences. Commons, liberties, wayes, 
Highwayes, Privilidges and Appurtenances on the S'd land 
being or to the same or to any part or parcell thereof Be- 
llonging or in any wise appurtaineing, to have and to hold the 
Said Land together with all and Singular, the premisses above 
by these presents granted 



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(to) pufco him the 

said francis Brinley, his heires and assignes for ever, and I 
the said Richard Smith, the Said Land together with all and 
Singular, the premisses above by these Presents granted unto 
him the Said francis Brinley, his heires and assignes, aga'st 
mee, my heires & assignes, will warrant and forever Defend 
by these presents, and I the Said Riciiard Smitji, for mee. my 
heires, Execut'rs and Administrato'rs doe hereby Covenante 
and promise to and with the said francis Brinley, his heires, 
Execut'rs, Administrat'rs and assignes, ytl am Seized of ye Said 
land 'and every part, and parcel! thereof together with all and 
Singular, the premisses above; by these presents granted in a 
good and indefeaseable Estate of fee Simple, and have full 
power to grant, aliene, Bargaine and Sell the Same to him the 
Said francis Brinley, his heires and assignes,- in maner and 
forme abovg in these presents Expressed, and that the Said 
land and every part and parcell thereof Shall forever, here 
after, bee and remaine unto ye Said francis Brinley, his 
heires and assignes fully and clearly exonerated, acquitted 
and discharged of and from all and all maner of former Bar- 
gaines, gifts, grantes, leases, demands. Jointures, Dowers and 
all other Charges and incumbrances whatsoever had, made 
or done or to bee made, had or done by mee the said Rich- 
ard Smith, or by any other person or persons by my meanes, 
title orprocurement; in Wittness whereof, I the Said Richard 
Smith, have hereunto sett my hand and Scale the fifteenth 
day of f«bruary, in the Six and T wentieth yeare of the raigne 
of o'r Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second King of England, 
Scotland, france and Ireland &c., Annoq'e Domi 1673. 



Richard Smith, 




Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
In the presence of 
Ann Coddington, 
John Coddington, 



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This deed of Sale above mentioned was Signed, Sealed and 
dellivered before mee. > 

William Coddiiigfcon, Deputy. 

The above written deed of Sale with the Attestation there- 
unto is Entered on Record in the 198 page of the booke of 
Land Evidences No. 3 bellongingtothe towne of Newport. 

P. Weston Clarke, Towne Gierke. 
Entered upon Record, Octob'r 22th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

These Presents wittnesseth that wee whose names are under 
Avritten, being Concerned in our deceased fathers, Maj'r 
Humphrey Atherton's Estate. 

Wee doe by these Presents Ratifie and confirme a deed of 
confirmduon of L^nd Sold bv oiir Brother Jonathan Atherton 

Atherton to Smith. J 

of Seven hundred Acres, Situated in Boston Necke neare 
Wachquage, In Narragansett, as wittness our hand this 12th 
day Novemb'r, 1674. 

Wittness hereunto Timothy Mather, 

Lodawick Updick, James Trowbridge. 

Patience Atherton. 

Rochester in the Kings Province, July 26, 1686, Lodowick 
Updick, Wittness unto ye above written Instruem't personally 
Appeared before mee, and did upon Oath declare yt bee did 
See Timothy Mather, James Trowbridge andPatiencte Ather- 
ton, Signe and Acknowledge the S'd Instruem't. 

John Pones. 

Rochester, Octob'r 6th, 1686, Maj'r Rich'd Smith and 
Lodowick Updick personally 'appeared before mee the Sub- 
scriber, and made Oath yt they Saw mr. Timothy 
Mather, Signed the above written Instruem't & heard James 
Trowbridge and Patience Atherton declare their consent 
thereto. 

Rich'd Wharton. 



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Entred upon Record, Octob'r 22, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

(71 ) To all People to whome these presents shall come, 
greeting, Know yee yt I, Capt. .1 ojiathan Atherton, of Dor- 
chester, being Administrat'r to ye Estate of Maj'r Humphrey 
ir^fnSs-^Jrinif Atherton, Lyeingand beinge in the Narragan- 
sett country, in the Colony of Coiiecticutt, for a Valuable Con- 
sideration in hand paid unto mee by Francis Brinly, of New- 
port, in Rhoad Island, the receipt Whereof I hereby acknow- 
ledge & am therewith fully Sattisfied, contented and paid, 
have granted. Bargained, aliened, Sold, enfeaffed and con- 
firmed, and by these presents doe grante, Bargaine, alieue. 
Sell, Enfeaffe and confirme unto ye Said Francis Brinly and 
his heires, Executo'rs, Aduiinistrat'rs and assignesj all my 
right, title, interest, Privilidge & Propriety, in any part or 
parts, parcell or parcells of land purchased or given to my 
father, Maj'r Humphrey Atherton, in the S'd Narragansett 
Countrey, bee it either in the Lands called ye Mortgage 
Lands or in the Purchase of Point Judith Neck or Elsewhere 
in the Said Narragansett Countrey, which now maye or here- 
after shall Become due unto mee, ye S d Jonathan Atherton, 
by Virtue of my Lett'rs of Administration above mentioned 
or as being ye Eldest Son of Maj'r Humphrey Atlierton above 
said, or by any other waies or meanes whatsoever ( Except 
what lands are already Sold by mee to mr. Rich'd Smith of 
above Said Narragansett, ) together wth all Privilidges & 
Immunities, thereunto bellonging or in any wise appiirtaine- 
ing or hereafter shall bee, To have and to hold the Said land 
or lands and Privilidges thereunto bellonging To the Said 
Francis Brinley, an^ his heires, Execut'rs, Administrat'rs & 
assignes, to the Onley proper use, and behoofe of him ye Said 
Francis Brinley, his heires & assignes for Ever, and I the S'd 
Jonathan Atherton, for my heires, Execut'rs, Administrat'rs 
and Assignes doe Covenant & Promise & agree to and with 
ye Said Francis Brinley, That I am Rightfully Seized of the 



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Said lands and have full power & Lawfull Aiitlioiitj to Sell* 
and Dispose ye Same and the Said Francis Biinley and his 
heires &c., in the Possession of the said lands against any 
P'son or P'sons Lawfully claiming anything by, from or under 
mee or mein Will for ever warrant and Defend by These pres- 
ents, and further doe ingage my Selfe, heiics & assignes to 
give Such Lyall observance as the Said Francis Brinley 'or his 
hekes, Shall require of mee; In Wittness Whereof I have 
hereunto Sett my hand and Seale in Boston, the 20th of 
November, 1674. /T^ 

, Jonathan Atherton & a f(^. 

memo, the words in the 6th line, Executo'rs, Adiiiinistrat'ri? 
and assignes were Enterlined before ye Sealeiug & dellivery 
. hereof. 

Signed, Sealed and dellivered in 
The presence of us, 
Lott Strange, 
John Williams. 

John Williams, one of the Wittnessesto the deed. Appeared 
before mee & tooke his Oatlj yt hee was present When Joija- 
tlian Atherton Signed, Sealed & dellivered this Instruem't to 
mr. Francis Brinley, as his Act and deed, and Alsoe did see 
Lott Strange Signe the Same, as a Wittness wth himselfe 
taken upon Oath ye 1st day of July, 1686, before mee 

John Cpggeshall, Dep'y Gov'r. 

John Williams alsoe testyfied the same before mee Aug't 
ye 9th^ 1686. 

Walter Clarke, Gov'r. 

To Capt. J no. Fones, in Roch'r Kings Province, the 13th 
Aug't, 1686, Mr: Record'r the above .Written deed & proofs 
thereof ye wittnesses being in another Governm't was directed 
by my Selfe to bee made in Such forme as it now is, and is 



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, ^ hereby allowed to pass into the Records o£ the Kiiijvs 
Province. 

P. inee .1. Dudley, Pres't. * 

Entered upon Record, Octob'r 22, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

(72) To all people to whom these presents Shall come 
I, Richard Updick, of JSTariagansett, In Kings Proyiuce, 
Cooper Send Greeting. Know yee, that I the Said Richard 
Updick, for and in Consideration of ye Sum of tenn Pounds, 
New England money, to mee in hand paid before ye Enseale- 
■fratef £ri.tT**°inge & dellivery of these Presents, by Francis 
Brinley, of Newport in Rhoad Island, the receipt whereof I 
doe hereby acknowledge, and of ye Same and every part 
therof, doe hereby fully acquitt. Release, and Discharge ye 
Said Francis Brinley, his heires and assignes, have granted,, 
Bargained, aliened, Sold, Enfeaffed and Confirmed, and by 
these presents doe fully, freely and absolutely grant, Bar- 
gaine. Alien, Sell, Enfeaffe and confirmed unto ye Said 
Francis Brinley, his heires & assignes for ever, all my right, 
title and interest in the Lands In Narragansett Conntrey lye- 
ing to ye Southward of my Uncle Smith's tradeing house, 
which was left mee as a Legacie in ye Last will and testa- 
ment of my grand father, Richard ^mith Deceased, as Rella- 
tion being had to ye Said will maye more amply appeare, 
as alsoe all and Singular, the Rights, Privilidges and Appur- 
tainances to yee Same BeUonging or in any wise appnrtaine- 
ing. To have and to hold the Said lands and Premisses, Soe 
Bequeathed imto mee as afore said, together wth all and 
Singular, the rights, Privilidges & Appurtenances afore 
recited unto him ye Said Francis Brinley, his heires and 
assignes, unto ye Proper use, behoofe & benefitt of him ye 
Said Francis Brinley, his heires and assignes for ever, and I 
the Said Rich'd Updick, for mee, my heires, Execut'rs and 
administrat'rs doe hereby Covenant and Promise to and with 
the Said Francis Brinley, his heires, Execut'rs, administrat'rs 



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and assignesj That att ye time of the Sealeiiig and dellivery 
o£ these Presents, I am Seized of tlie Said Lands and pi'em- 
isses herein above granted and Sold in a good and Indefeasable 
Estate in fee Simple, and li.ave full and Lawfiill power and 
right to Bargaiue and Sell ye same in maner and forme as it 
is in Jihese Presents above Expressed, and I the Said Eichard 
•Updick, the Said Lands & Primisses with all and Singular, 
the Appurtainances above Expressed, hereby granted and Sold 
unto him the Said Francis Brinley, his heires & assigries, 
against mee, my heires and assignes, or any P'son claimeiug 
.by, from or under mee, will warrant and for Ever defend by 
the Presents; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my 
hand and Seal* the twentie Sixth day of Septemb'r, In 
the^even and twentieth yeare of the reigne of o'r Soveraigne 
Lord Charles the Seeond, by the grace of god. King of Eng- 
land, Scotland, france and Ireland, defender of the faith &c. 
annoqr Domi 1675. 'liiv-vV 

Richard Updick & a (\L^)) 

Signed, Sealeid and Delivered ' 

in the presence of 
John Fones, 
Elizabeth Burden, 
Josiah Sylvester. 

Rochest'r, in the Kings Province, July 26th, 1686, John 
Fones, one of the Wittnesses to ye within written deed of 
Sale, appeared before mee and did declare Upon Oath yt hee 
did See Rich'd Updick, Signe Seal e and Delliver ye same as 
his reall act & deed. 

Rich'd Smith. 

(73) Boston, Septemb'r 28th, 1686, mrs. Elizabeth 
Burden, appeared before mee, under writteif, one of his 
Maj'ties. Councill of his Territory and Dominion of New Eng- 
knd, and made Oath yt She saw Richard Updick Signe, 



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Seale and Delliver the within written Instruem't as his Act 
and Deed, and yt She Sett her hand to it as a Wittness. 

Waite Winthrop. 

Rochest'r, in the Kings Province, Octob'r 13th, 1686, 
John Fones above mentioned did in open Court averre to 
what hee had upon oatii declared befor.e mee. 

, J. Winthrop. 

Entered upon Record, Octo'r 22th, 1686. 

P. Jno Fones, Record'r, 

Whereas o'r Brother Jonathan Atherton being Adminis- 
trato'r to ye Estate of Maj'r Humphrey Atherton deceased, 
appointed by the CoUony of Conecticut, Lyeing & being in 
the said Jurrisdiction, Viz., in ye Narragansett Country com- 
only Called ye Kings Province, and hee ye s'd Capt. Ather- 
Mh&tTnM.H. t«n baveing Sold unto mr. Rich'd -Smith 
of said Narra,gansett, a tract of land lyeing in Boston Neck 
in ye Said Narragansett, being aboute Seven hundred Acres 
of Land Adjonrning to ye Harbour att Pittaquamscutt, wth 
all privilidges and Emmunities thereunto Bellonging, as maye 
appears by a deed thereof, and unto ye Said Ricli'd Smith, 
Now Know all men by these presents that wee under written 
being Sons-in-law to ye above said Maj'r Humphrey Atherton, 
and being thereby Interrested and concerned in the Estate 
above mentioned, doe hereby Rattifie, allowe and Confirme 
ye Said Deed of Sale to ye Said Rich'd Smith, and approve 
thereof, and further doe hereby Surrender up all our right. 
Interests and Privilidges in ye Said Land or Lands accord- 
inge to the deed thereot made to ye Said Rich'd Smith With- 
out Cover or deceite; In Witness W hereof wee have hereunto 
Sett our hand & Scales in Boston, the 10th of August, 1674, 
And further whereas Capt. Jonathan Atherton hath further 
Sold unto mr. Rich Smith above said a tract of Land being a 
whole Share Lyeing in Aquidnesett, Wee under written doe 
hereby Rattifie and Confirme the Sale of the Said tract of 



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* 
Land- as Wittness our hands ye day and yeare above written. 

Obadiah Swift & a '^j seale. 



Thomas Bird & a /y\ 'J . seale. 

John Clarke & a \t^\ seale. 

Test 
John Freeke, 
Waite Winthrop, 
Francis Brinley. 

Waite Winthrop second witness to this writeing, appeared 
the 10th X'ber, 1675, & made Oath hee put his name as a 
Wittness thereto & See it signed by the hands & Scales of ye 
3 Subscribers. 

This done before niee, In Boston, N. E. 

Jno. Leverett, Gov'r. 

Roch'r, in ye Kings Province, July ye 26tli, 1686, Francis 
Brinley, one of ye Wittnesses of ye within written deed, 
appeared before niee & did declare upon Oath yt hee did See 
Obadiah Swift, Thomas Bird and John Clarke, Signe, Seale 
& dejliver ye within written Instrnem't unto Rich'd Smith 
within mentioned as their Eeall Act & deed. 

John Fones. 

Francis Brinley a[»peareing before mee, One of his Maj'ties 
Councill for his Territory and Dominion of New England, 
this 13th of Octo'r, 1686, testifyed upon Oath yt hee Saw 
Obadiah Swift, Thomas Bird and John Clarke, Signe, Seale 
& delliver ye within Instruem't as their act and Deed unto 
mr. Rich'd Smith within mentioned. 

J. Winthrop. 



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Entered upon Record, Octob'r 22th, 1686. . • 

P. Jno. Fones, Eecord'r. 

(7^) Know all men by these presents that I, Richard 
Smith, of Wickford, In Narragausett doe make over, Bar- 
gaine and Sell unto John fones of Quenaniquatt, all my Right, 
j-^re's.*" title and interest to and in a Share of Laud I late- 
ly bought betweenemr. Francis Brinley and my Selfe, of Capt. 
Jonathan Atherton, the whole containing One Hundred and 
fifty acres more or lesse, it being Sittuated and Lyeing in the 
Northward purchase made by Maj'r Atherton and Company 
in Narragausett alias Acquidnessett, Bounded on the East 
and South East entirely by the Lands of Samuel Dyre and John 
Viall, pf Boston, his land in Narragan sett one parte of which 
Samuel Pratt now dwelleth, the half e of which S'd hundred 
&. fifty ^cres together With all my Share of all rights and 
privilidges thereto Bellonging, now or hereafter, may e bee 
appurtaineing by reason of ye Said Purchase, I doe as above 
make Over, Bargaine and Sell' from mee, my heires, Execut'rs, 
Administrat'rs & assignes, firmely by these presents unto, ye' 
a,bove Said John fones, his heires, Executo rs, administrat'rs 
and assignes to have and to hold yfe Same for ever, without 
Lett or hindrance horn mee or by my m«ans, Cause or Con- 
sent, I acknowiedge by these presents to have received 
full Sattisfaction iji hand, in Consideration of the "Said Prem- 
isses; In wittness of all above I Sett my hand and Seale this 
27th daye of January, and* in the twentie fourth yeare of his 
Maj'ties Raigne, Carol us Seoondus Angilia &c. Anno Domini 
1673-74. 



Richard Smith & a If^ Jssal 




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Signed, Sealed and Dellivered in the 
Presence of Jonathan Athertoif, 
Rich'd Updick, 
liis niarke 



c^ V Welle 



Fetter ^ V Welles, 

Rochester. June 25th, 1686. 

The above written deed was acknowledged by Maj'r Rich'd 
Smith, before niee ye Subscriber being one of his Maj'ties 
Councill for his Maj'ties Territory & Dominion of N. Eng- 
land. 

Rich'd Wharton. 

■ 

Entered upon Record, Octo'r 25th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones Record'r. ^ 

To all people to whonie this present writeing Shall come, 
John Winthrop Esquire, Govern'r of ye Collony of Connecti- 
cutt, in New England, Send greeting. Know yee that 1 ye Said 
Summer^ *" Johu Wintlirop,for & in Consideration of a valua- 
ble Sum in hand paid by Richard Dummer of Newberry, in ye 
Massachusetts Collony (»f New England, Gent as for divers 
other good causes and Considerations, mee ye Said John 
Winthrop, thereunto moveiiig,' have given, granted, Bar- 
gained, Sold, Enfeaffed and confirmed, and by these Presents 
doe give, grant, Bargaiiie, Sell, Enfeaffe & Confirme unto ye 
S'd Rich'd Dummer, his heires and assignes, all my right, 
title & interest in all yt parcell of land lyeing and being in 
the Nan'Sigansett Country, Containing one hundred and forty 
and forty [sic] acres, be there more or Less with all ye Rights, 
privilidges and Appurtenances to ye Same bellonging, 
Bounded 

(75) According to a platt thereof 

wth other Lands taken P. _mr. Hutchinson, if Rightly taken 
to have and to hold the afore granted premisses, and all and 



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every part thereorwth all the rights, piivilidges and Appu;-- 
tinances thereof and thei-eunto Bellonging as afoie Said 
unto ye Said Richard Dummer, his heires and assignes to ye 
onley proper use & Behoofe of ye Said Eichard Dummer, his 
heires and assignes for ever in Such large & ample Sort, man- 
ner & forme as I the S'd John Winthrop maye grant. Convey 
and assure ye Same, and that I doe hereby Covenant, for mee, 
and my heires, yt the afore granted premisses wth all ye 
rights, Privilidges and Appurtenances thereof as afore said 
unto he Said Rich'd Dummer, his heires and assignes against 
mee & ray heires, or any claimeing by, from or und'r mee, I 
shall and will warrant and for ever defend by these presents; • 
In wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seale 
the fourth day of-Noveniber, in ye yeare of our Lord One 
thousand Six hundred Sixty nine Annoq'e Regni Regis 
Caroli Seciindi &c., &c. 

Postscript. Bettweene ye parties to these presents. It is con- 
cluded & Agreed that the Land about granted is bounded 
wth ye high waye or comon Land, we for, by and with the 
Land of Amos Richardson Southerly. 



John Winthrop & a nT^l seale 




This within written deed was Signed, Sealed and Dellivered 
and ye Postscript wrote and agreed upon, and these words 
( is Bounded wth ye High ) In this Postscript interlined be- 
fore Sealeing in Presence of Henry Gidley. 

Ita attest P. Robert Howard, Not. Publ.jMassachusetss 
CoUonie, Nova Anglia. 

Entered & Recorded in ye third page of ye 4:th booke of . 
ye Not. Publick, his Records of ye Massachusetts Ctillonie of 
New England the 13th of Novenib'r, 1669. 

P. Robert Howard, 
not. Public CoUina, Predict. 
Entered upon Record, octab'r 25th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones Reeord'r. 



r.M 

To all people to whom these presents Shall come, greeting; 
Know yea, That I Richard Dummer, of Newberry, in the 
county of Essex, in N. England for severall and good con- 
siderations, my Selfe there unto moveing have given, granted, 
^Durmn^r." Eufeaffed and Confirmed, and by these presents doe 
fully, freely, clearly and absolutely give, grant, Enfeaffe and 
confirm unto my Beloved Son, Jeremiah Dummer, his heires& 
assignes for Ever, all my right, title aud interest in One hun- 
dred and forty acres of Land Lyeing at ye Narragansett Coun- 
try, Which I bought of ye Hon'd Gov'r W"inthrop,and Accord- 
ingly confirmed to my Selfe by the Said Gov'r by this Instrue- 
m't Expressed on ye other Side of this Schdule, *to have and 
to hold ye above granted and Bargained premisses accordinge 
to ye full Extent of ye afores'd, grUnt thereof to my Selfe 
wth all ye Privilidges and Appurtenances to the Same Ap- 
pnrtaineing, or in any wise bellonging to him the Said Jere- 
miah Dummer, his heires and assignes for Ever to his and their 
onley Proper use and behoofe, and I t[)e Said, Richard 
Dummer for my 

(76) heires and admin istrato'rs doe Coveniint, Promise 
and grant to and with The Said Jeremiali, his heires and 
assignes by these Presents, that heeye SaidJ.ereniiali, his heires 
and assignes Shall and may at all times, and from time to time 
for Ever, hereafter, quietly and peaceably have, hold, Occupy, 
possess and Eujoye ye Same without ye LawfuU Lett, hin- 
drance, Eviction, Expulsion, Suite or Deniall of niee y£ Said 
Rich'd, my heires, Executo'rs, Administrat'rs or assignes, or 
any of them or if any other P'son or P'sons whatsoever from, 
by or und'r mee or by my means or procurem't ; In Wittness 
whereof I the Said, Richfurd Dummer have afixed my hand 
& Seale hereunto this Seventh day of July, Anno Domni 
One thousand Six hundred Seventy & foure. 



Richard Dummer & a /j v Y seale. 




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Signed, Sealed & Dellivered in the 
Pfesence of us, 
Samuel Bradtebourne. 
Rich'd Dumniei", Junio'r. 

• 

Rich'd Dummer Acknowledged this writeing to bee his 
Act & Deed, before mee Daniel Dennison. 

July 9th, 1674. 

Entered upo'n Record Octob'r 25th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Pones, Record'r. 

To all pebple to whom these Presents Shall come, Jeremiah 
Dummer, of Boston In the Massachusetts CoUony of New 
England, Goldsmith, Setideth greeting. Knowyee that I the 
Said Jeremiah Dummer, for and in ConsideVation of ye S^ni 
of forty pounds currant money of New England, to and in 
hand before the Eiisealeing and Dillivery of these Presents 

i)it7«m«rio,^^^^^ell and truely paid by Capt. John Fones, of 
James towne, alis Cononicott, within the CoUony of Rhoad 
Island in New England afore S'd, the receipt whereof to full 
content and Sattisf action* I doe hereby Acknowledge to have 
given, granted, Bargained, Sold, Enfeaffed and Confirmed, 
and by these presents doe fully and absolutely give, grant, 
Bargaine, Sell, enfeafEe and Confirme unto the Said Capt. 

John fones, his lieires and assignes, all my right, title and 
interest in all that parcell of land lyeing and being in ye 
Narrajgansett Country in New England, containeing one hun- 
dred and forty acres, bee there more or Less bounded wtli ye 
high way or comon Land westerly, and wth the Land of 
Amos Richerdson Southerly, wth all rights, privilidges & 
Appurtaiuances to ye Same Bellonging, Bounded aroordinge 
to a Piatt thereof wth other Lands taken P. mr. Hutchinson, 
if rightly taken to have and to hold ye afore bargained 
premisses, and all and every part thereof wth all ye rights, 
privilidges and Appnrtainances thereof and thereunto bellong- 

ng formerly purchased by my father, mr. Rich'd Dummer of 



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J'.' IIoiUHiible John Wiiitlnop, Esq'r, Soinetiine Gov'r of ye 
Colloneuy of Coiinecticoitt, & by him Assigned Over unto 
mee, unto him the Said John foiies, his heires and assignes 

(77) * to ye onley proper 

use and Behoof e of ye Said John fones, his heires and 
assignes for Ever in Such large and ample Sorte, manner- and 
forme as I the the Said Jeremiah Dummer, maye ^rant, Con- 
vey and assure the Same, and yt I doe hereby Covenant for 
mee and my heires, yt ye afore granted Priniisses wtli all ye 
right, pi'ivilidges and Appurtaiuances thereof, as aforesaid 
unto ye Said John Fones, his heires and assignes, against mee 
and my heires or any claimeing by, from or under mee, I 
shall and will warrant and for Ever defend By these presents, 
and I doe hereby impow'r my trusty friend, mr. Rich'd Smith, 
of Narragansett, my Lawful! Attorney for mee and in my 
name to delliver full possession. And Seizure of ye within 
Bargained Premisses unto ye Said John Fones; In Wittness 
whereof, I have hereunto putt my hand and Seale this Eight 
day of Novemb'r, Anno Domini One thousand Six hundred 
and Eighty, and in the thirtieth [ sie ] Second yeare of ye 
raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles tlie Second over 
England &c. 



Jere'h Dummer & a/fVy seale 




• Signed, Sealed & De'din the presence of us, after intoi-line- 
ing ye words ( In New England afore s'd ) betweene the 5th 
and 6th lines, and writeing ye word New England in ye 
margin. 

Rich'd Smith, 
Jireth Bull 

I Annah Dummer, wife of ye above named Jeremiah 
Dummer, doe freely consent unto ye Sale of ye above bar- 
gained premisses, and Relinquish all Dow'r or right of thirds 



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therein wittness my hand and Seale ye 8 Novpmb'r, 1680, 

Anna Dunimer & a l^j, sea,le. 



& 



This In struem't above written was acknowledged by Jere- 
miah Dummer and Anna his wife, to bee ye Act & deed this 
ISth.Novemb'r, 1680. 

Edward Tyng, assist. 
Entered upon Record Octo'r 26th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record 'r. 

To all christian People to whom this present deed of Sale 
Shall come, Joshuah Hews, of Boston in the Collony of the 
Massachusetts in New England, Cordwainer, and Hannah his 
wife Send greeting: Know yee yt ye Said Joshuah Hews 
and Hannah his wife, for and in Consideration of the sum of 

Mews to Fones. twentie ponuds, & of Lawf nil money of New 
England, to y'm in hand at or before the ensealeing . & 
dellivery of these presents by Capt. John Pones of James 
Towne, alis Connonacutt, in ye Collony of Rhoad Island and 
Providence plantations. In New England afore S'd, well and 
truely paid, the recf^ipt whereof they doe hereby Acknowl- 
edge, and Themselves therewith fully Sattisfied and contented, 
and, thereof, & of every part thereof doe acquitt. Exonerate 
and Discharge flie Said John Fones, his heires, Execut'rs, 
administrato'rs and assigiies, and every of them for ever, by 
these»presents have given, granted. Bargained, Sold, aliened, 
Enfeafed and confirmed, and by thesle presents doe fully, 
Clearly and Absolutely give, grant, Bargaine, Sell, alien, 
EnfeafEe & confirme unto the S'd John Fones, his heires and 
assignes for ever. All yt their tract or P'sell of land Sittuate, 
Lyeing and being In ye Narragansett Country, In New 

(78) England afore s'd, neere unto ye now Dwelling 
house of mr. Richard Smith containing by Estimation One 
hundred & fifty acres, bee ye Same more or Less, being bnttt d 



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and bouiidetl westerly by the Country Eoad yt leads from the 
S'd Smith's towards Stoiiniiig towne, Northwardly by the lands 
of ye Late John Reynolds deceas'd, Easterly by the Land of 
Robert Spinb, and Southerly by the highway, which S'd Land 
did formerly bellonge to their father, Josuah Hews deceased, 
together wth all woods, underwoods, trees. Swamps, waiters, 
wattercourses, proffiitts, Privilidges, Rights, commodities, 
hereditaments and Appurtainances whatsoever to ye Said 
tract or P'cell of land bellonging or in any wise Appurtaine- 
ing. To have & to hold The Said tract or P'cell of Land, 
Butted and bounded as a fores'd wth all other The above 
granted premisses unto ye Said John Fones, his heires & 
assignes, and to ye onley proper use, benefitt and behoofe of 
ye Said John Fones, his heires and assignes for ever, and ye 
S'd Joshuak Hews and Hannah his wife, for them Selves, 
their heires, Executo'rs & Administrat'rs doe hereby cove- 
nant. Promise and grant to and wth ye S'd John Fones, his 
heires and assignes, that at ye time of the Ensealeing hereof 
they are ye true. Sole and lawful! Owners of all ye afore Bar- 
gained primesses and are lawfully Seized of and in the Same 
and every part thereof in their owne proper right, «ind that ye 
Said Joshuah Hews and Hannah his wife, have in them Selves 
full pow'r, good Right and lawfuU Authoritie to grant, Sell, 
convey and assure ye Same unto the S'd John Fones, his 
heires and assignes as a good, P'fect and absolute Estate of 
inheritance in fee Simple, without any man'r of Condition 
Reversion or Limittation whatsoever, Soe as to alter, change, 
or make voy'd ye Same, and that ye Said John Fones, his 
heires and assignes Shall and may from time to time and att 
all times for ever, hereafter, lawfully,' peaceably and quietly 
have, hold, use, Occupie, Possess and enjoye the above 
granted premisses wth their Appurtainances free and cleere 
of and ' from all & and [sic] all man'r of former and other 
gifts, grantes, bargaines. Sales, Leases, mortgages, Joy ntures, 
Dowers, Judgments, Executions, Entaiies, forfeitures and of 
and from all other titles, troubles, charges and incumbrances 



142 

whatsoever had, made, Coiiiinitted, done or Suffered to bee 
done by them the S'd Joshua Hews and Hannah his wife, or 
either of them, their or either of their heires or assignes, at 
any time or times before ye Ensealeing hereof* and farther 
that ye Said iFoshua Hews and Hannah his wife, their heires 
and assignes Shall and will from time to time and att all times 
for ever, hereafter, warrant and Defend the above granted 
Primisses wth their A ppurtai nances unto ye Said John fones, 
his heires and assignes, against all and every P'son or P'sons 
whatsoever any waies Lawfully claimeing or demanding the 
Same or any 

(79) Part thereof, 

and lastly the S'd Joshua Hews and Hannah his wife, doe by 
these Pres'ts make and Constitute the S'd Richard Smith, of 
Narragansett, afores'd Gent, to bee their LawfuU Attorney in 
their names and Stead, to Enter Upon ye before granted 
Land or P'cell of Land or any part thereof, & take possession 
of ye Same, and after possession had and taken full and 
Peaceable possession, and Seizin of the Same premisses or 
any part thereof in ye name of ye whole in their names & 
Stead, to give and Delliver unto ye Said Jno. fones, his heires 
and assignes accordinge to ye tenno'r and true meaneing of 
these presents, and doe hereby covenant to Eattifie and alloiv 
whatsoever their S'd Attorney Shall lawfully doe or cause to 
bee done in and aboute ye Primisses by vertue of these pres- 
ents; In Wittness whereof ye S'd Joshuah Hews andHannuh 
his wife, have hereunto Sett their hands and Scales the 
Eleventh Daye of Novemb'r, Anno Domi Cne thousand Six 
hundred Eighty & In the two and thirtieth yeare of ye reigne 
of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles, the Second over Eng- 
land &c. 

Hannah Hews & a {(f^ ^«**^^- 



Joshure Hews & a vC?^) scale. her 1^ marke. 



143 

Signed, Sealed and dellivered 
In the presence of us, 
Thomas Prentice, 
Jireth Bull, 
John Howard, Sen'r, 
Eliesar Moody. 

Josuah Hews and Hannah his wife, personally Appeareingj, 
acknowledged this Instrueni't to bee their act ,and deed before 

J. Dudley, Assist. 
Dated No'r 12th, 1680. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Alice Hews, 
Relict, widow of Joshua Hews, late of Boston in New Eng- 
and deceased, for and in Consideration of ye Sum of five 
pounds oE LawEuU money of New England, to raee in hand 
paid by Capt. John fones, of James Towne in the Collony of 
Ehoad Jsland and Providence plantations, have remised, 
released and^qnitt Claime, and by these presents doe for mee, 
heires, Execut'rs, Administrat'rs and assignes. Remise, 
Release and for ever qnitt Claime unto ye Said Jno. Fones, 
into his qiiiett and peaceable possession, and Seizen all my 
.Estate, right, title, interest, Dow'r, claime, propertie and De- 
mand, and in & to ye within mentioned tract or P'cell of 
Land, To have and to hold all my Estate, right, title, Dow'r, 
Claime, Propertie and Demand wliatsoever unto him ye S'd 
John Fones, his .heires and assignes for ever, as wittness my 
hand and Seale the twelveth day of Novem'r, Anno Domi 
One thousand Six hundred and Eighty. 

her marke 



X 



Alice 7\ Hews & a seale \ \ J n appending. 




Wittness : John Howard, Sen'r. 
Eliesar Moody, Sen'r. 



144 

The above written Instiueni't was acknowledged by the 
above named Alice Hews as her act and Deed. 12th No'r, 
1680. Before niee The. Savage, Assist. 

Entered npon Record- Octoir 26th, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fdnes, Record'r. 

( 80) Bee it Knowue unto all men by these presents that I, 
Capt. George Denison, of Stonington in the pequid Country 
ueere New London, and Anne my wife,.for and in Considera- 
tion of ninetey pounds Sterling money to us in hand by Simon 
Lynde, of Boston, merchant, well and truely paid, ye receipt 
whereof wee doe hei-eby Acknowledge, and thereof, and of 
every part & parcell thereof, doe hereby fully acquitt and 
^*°6 it/rede"" discharge ye Said Simon Lynde, his heires, 
Execut'rs and Admiuistrat'rs, by these present^ have given, 
granted, bargained, Sold, Enfeaffed and confirmed, and doe 
hereby give, grant, bargaine, sell, enfeaffe and Confirme unto 
ye Said Simon Lynde, his heires, Execut'rs, Administrat'ra & 
assigiies for ever, all yt our Necke of lande containeifig three 
hundred acres of lands and meadows, bee it more or less, 
comonly called Wequapaug Necke or Musquatek, Lyeing in 
the ^equod countrey, bounded towards the west with a Pond 
and land granted to the College, haveinge a white oake 
marked on fower Sides Standing upon a Little hill neare a 
Small Swamp with a round Rocke very neare itt, betweene the 
S'd Lands & the College' Land & Runing fiom ye Said tree 
to ye head of ye Pond Southerly, and bounded towards ye 
East wth a Brooke caled VVeequapaug Brooke, and on the 
South wth ye Sea, and on ye Noith wth ye Wilderness as P. 
the Records of ye Grenerall Court of ye Massachusetts Collony, 
and grant wth ye Retturne and Approbation thereof maye 
appeare. As alsoe all yt our full & whole proportion, Share, 
Interest, Right, title and claime. In and unto -ye Narragansett 
Countrey, Neautecott and Cowesett Country, made Over to 
mee the S'd George Denison, and Sundry persons more by 
Suckquansh, Nenegratt, Scuttuop and Wequakannuitt, alies 



145 

Gidioii, cliiefe Sachems of ye Narragansetts in the behalfe of 
themselves and ye rest of their Associates as P. ye deede 
thereof maye more paiticiilarly appeare, to have and to hold 
ye afore bargained Necke of Landecontaineing aboute Three 
hundred Acres as afore said, as alsoe our full and whole 
Shares, Eights, claimes and Interests In and unto ye Nariag- 
ansett Countrey, Neantecott and Cowesett Countreys as afore 
said with all iind Singular ye Lands, Meadows, trees. Ponds, 
Rivers, Brookes, Privilidges, Benefitts, Comonages.and ap- 
purtainances thereunto bellonging or in any manner or kind 
from theme to Bee had, made, or Received unto him the 
Said Simon Lynde, his heires, Execut'rs, Administrators and 
Assignes, to his and their Sole, and onley use, beiiefitt and 
behoofe for ever, and I the Said George Denison and Anne 
my wife, doe for us, our heires, Execut'rs and Administrat'rs, 
Covenant, Promise and grant to and wth ye Said Simon Lynde 
Iiis heires, Execut'rs, Administrat'rs and assignes that I ye 
Said George Denison and Anne my Wife are before ye En- 
sealeiiig and Dillevery hereof, the true and Lawfull Owners 
of The afore bargained Premisses, and have in our Selves full 
Right and Lawfull Authority to Sell and Dispose ye Same as 
afore said, and that ye Same and every part and P'cell there- 
of are free and Cleare from all other or foinier bargaines. 
Sales, gifts, grants, titles, Dowers, Claimes or Incumbrances 
whatsoever, and Shall & will warrant and Defend ye Same, 
•and every part and parcell thereof against all P'son or P'sons 
whatsoever any waies Claimeing or Demanding ye Same or 
jiny part thereof from, by or under us or any of ours and 
Shall bee ready and willing to doe and passe any further Act 
or Acts for the further Confirmation of the Premisses unto 
him ye Said Simon Lynde, his heires, Execut'rs, Adminis- 
trat'rs and Assignes, as in Law or Equity maye bee desired ; 
In Wittness whereof I the Said George Denison and Anne 
my wife, have hereunto putt our hands and Scales this two 
and twentieth day of Octo'r, Anno Domini One thousand Six 
hundred Seventy and two in ye foure and twentieth yeare of 



146 
the Raigne of our Soverigne Lord King Charles ye Second. 

George Denison & a IC_jl) 
Anne Denison & a 




(81 ) Memorandum the words (hundred) in Reference to ye 
above said Necke of Land Called Wequapauge necke, containe- 
ing aboute three hundred acres and the Vords* (benefitts) 
were interlined and putt in before the Ensealeing and Delli- 
very hereof, and afterwards Read over, Signed, Sealed and 
Dellivered In the presence of us, John Wilson, 

Nich'o. Page. 

« 
Capt. George Denison and Mrs. Anne Denison, acknowl- 
edged this writeing to bee their acte and Deed, and ye Said 
Mrs. Anne Denison, did freely Surrender her Interest cf 
Dowry in the Lands hereby Conveyed, before mee ye 23th of 
Octob'r, 1672. Daniel Denison. 

N'o B Sp 9-10, Entered and Recorded word for word 
Octoblr 24th, 1672, As Attest. 

Isaac Addington, Record'r. 

Capt. George Denison and Mrs. Anne Denison, Acknowl- 
edged this deede to bee their Acte and deed of Sale this 
23 of octob'r, 1672, before mee. 

John Winthrop. ' 

This deed on the other Side was Recmded in the pxiblick 
Records of the CoUony of Connecticutt,' in the first courte 
Booke folo 74, .this first of Maye, 1673. 

P. mee John Allyn, Secret'y. 

Entered upon Recorde, Decenib'r 2d, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones Record'r. 



147 

Bee it Knowne unto all men by these presents, that I 
Daniel Gookin of Cambridge in New [ England, ] Gentlemen, 
and Mary my wife, for and in Consideration of two hundred 
and Six pounds of Sterling to us in hand by Symon Lynde, 

Oookin to Lynde. of Bostou, Merchant, well and truely Jtay'd 
the receipt whereof wee doe hereby Aetnowledge and there^ 
of, and of Every part and parcell thereof doe freely aequitte 
and discharge ye Said. Symon Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs 
and admiiiistrato'rs by these presents being fully Sattisfied 
and well contented, have and by these Presents doe bargaine 
and Sell, give, grant. Alien, assigne, EnfeafFe & Confirnie 
unto ye Said Symon Lynde, his heires, Execut'ri*, Adminis- 
trat'rs & assignes for Ever, All yt our farme alid houseing 
thereon being a Necke of Land Sittuate Lyeing- and beinge 
in the Pequod pountrey On Pawcatuck River Neare unto Mr. 
Thomas Stantons, eoutaineinge aboute five hundred Acres of 
Land and Meadows, bee it more or Lesse, bounded with ye 
Said Pawcatuck River westerly, and with the Sound South- 
erly, with Capt. Thomas Prentice Easterly, and wth ye Wild- 
erness Northerly, as P. ye grant and Records wth ye acts of 
the generall Courte, held at Boston ye 19th of maye, 16*58, 
to have and to hold ye above granted & bargained Premisses 
wth all and every the timber, trees, fenceing, [)riviHdges, 
profBttts, Accommodations, comon^gdes and Appurlainots in 
what Kinde or Nature Soever there unto bellonging or in any 
manner or wise from them to bee, had, made or Raised unto 
him ye S'd Symon Lynde, his heires, Execut'rs, Admini^trat'rs 
and assignes, and to his and their onley proper use, benefitt 
and behoofe for ever, and I the said Daniel Gookin and Mary 
my wife doe for us, oivr heires, Execut'rs & administrat'rs. 
Covenant, promise & grante to and with ye Said Symon 
Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs, Administrato'rs & assignes for 
Ever, All yt our farme and houseing thereon, being a Necke 
of Lande Sittuated, Lyeinge and beinge in the Pequod Coun- 
trey, on Pawcatuck River Neare unto Mr. Thomas Stantons, 
containeinge abo'ute five hundred Acres of Land and Mead- 



148 

ows, bee it more or Lesse, boiiuded with ye Said Pawciituck 
River westerly, and with the Sound Southerly, with Capt. 
Thomas Prentice Easterly, and wth ye Wilderness Northerly, 
as P. ye graunt and. Records wth ye acts of the generall 
Courte held at Boston ye 19th of maye, 1658, to have and to 
hold ye above granted & bargained Premisses wth all and 
every the timber, trees, fenceings, privilidges, proffitts, Ac- 
commodations, comonagdes and Appurlainances in whatKinde 
or Nature Soever, there unto bellonging or in any maneer or 
wise from them to bee, had, made or Raised unto liini ye S'd 
Symon Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs, Administrato'rs and 
assignes, and to his and their onley" proper use, benefitt and 
behoofe for ever, and I the Said Daniel Gookin and Mary 
my wife, doe for us, our heires, Executo'rs & administrato'rs, 
Covenant, promise & graunte to and with ye Said Symon 
Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs, administrato'rs 

(82) and assignes, that I the Said Daniel Gookin and 
Mary my wife, are before the Ensealeing and dellivery here- 
of, ye true and LawfuU owners of the afore bargained prem- 
isses and have in our Selves full Right & Lawfull Authority 
to Sell and Dispose ye Same as afore Said, and yt the Same 
& every part and pareell thereof are free and Cleere from all 
other or former Bargaines, Sales, gifts, graunts. Dowries 
titles, claimes or Incumbrances Whatsoevtfl-, and Shall and 
will Warrant and defend the Same and Every part and par- 
cell thereof against all P'son or P'sons whatsoever any waies 
Claimeing or demanding ye Same or any part thereof by, 
from, or under mee the Said Daniel or Mary my wife, and 
Shall bee ready & willing to doe any further acte or actes 
for ye further and Legall Confirmation of the premisses unto 
him ye Said Symon Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs, Adminis- 
trato'rs and assignes, as in Law or Equity might bee desired ; 
In Wittness whereof 1 the Said Daniel Gookin and Mary my 
wife, have hereunto putt o'r hands and Scales this Sixth day 
of february Anno Domi 1671, In ye fovter and twentieth 



]49 

yeare of ye Reigne of o'r Sovei-aigne Lord King Charles the 

Second. ij^'^^ 

Daniel Gookin & a "^yu 

Mary Gookin & a 

Sealed and Dellivered In presence of 
Edward Michellson, 
Samuel Green. 

Acknowledged by the Worr's, Daniel Gookin, Esq'r and Mrs 
Mary Gookin his wife, to bee their Joint Acte and Deed and 
by them Signed and Sealed this 6th of february, 1671, before 

Thomas Danforth, Assist. 

Booke Ttti p 316-17. Entered and Recorded word for 
word and Compared therewith this 6th of 1st m'o, 1671-72, 
as attest. 

ffree Grace Bendall, Cler. 

This Deed May 1st, 1673, was Entered in the publicke 
Records of the CoUoney of Conecticott, in the first Conrte 
booke fo. 74. 

P. mee John AUyn, Sect'ry. 

Acknowledged by mr. Daniel Gookin, to bee his Act and 
deed Octo'r 24th, 1672, before mee. 

John Winthrop. 

Entered upon Record, Decemb'r 2d, 1686. 

P. Jno. Pones, Record'r. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Amos Richardson 
of Boston and my wife, for and in Consideration of tenn 
pounds of Lawfull money of New England to us in hand by 
Symon Lynde of Boston, Merchant, well and truely paid, the 
"*'"?o ^ynde^^°"' receipt whereof wee doe hereby acknowledge, 
and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof doe fully 



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acqiiitt and Discharge the Said Symou Lynde, and his by 
these presents have and hereby doe fully thereby & absolutely 
Bargaine, Sell, give, graunt, assigne, EnfeafEe and Confirnie ' 
unto the Said Symon Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs, Adniinis- 
trato'rs and assignes for ever, all that our one hundred acres 
of Land Sittuate and being on Squamococke or Pawcatuck 
Necke, on the East Side of the Southerly End thereof fifty 
acres of which was by a graunt to 

(83) us from 

the towne of Stoningtone, and fifty acres which was graunted 
unto John fitch, the Said one hundred Acres being layd out 
and Surveyed with a greater Parcell by Epraham Minor and 
John Frink, being bounded as ye Keturne of the Said Sur- 
veryo'rs, and Recorded in ye Records of Stonington, doe 
make appeare. To have and to hold ye aforesaid One hun- 
dred Acres ol Lande with all Singular ye Meadows, timber 
woods, privilidges and Appurtainances with, bellonging or 
in any wise appurtaining or of Benefitts or proffilh 
from theme to bee had, made or Raised unto him ye Said 
Symon Lynde, his heires, Executo'rs, Administrato'rs and as- 
signes, and to his and .their Sole use, benefittand Behoofe for 
Ever, and I, the Said Amos Richardson, and Mary, my wife, 
doe for our heires, Executo'rs & administrato'rs covenant, 
promise and graunt to and with ye Said Symon Lynde and 
his by these presents that I, the Said Amos Richardson and 
Mary, my wife, are before the Ensealeing and dellivery here- 
of the true and Sole owners of the afore Bargained pre- 
misses, and have in o'r Selves full . power and Right to Sell 
and Dispose ye Same as afore Said, and yt the Same and 
every part and parcell thereof are fi-ee and Cleere from all 
former or other Bargaines, gifts, graunts, Titles, charges or 
Incumbrances whatsoever, and Shall and will warrant and 
defend the Same and Every part thereof against all P'son or 
P'sons Lawfully Claimeing or demanding 'the Same, hereby 
giveing and dellivering Possession, Livery and Seizen thereof 




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unto the Said Symon Lynde; In Wittness Whereof wee have 
here unto putt our hands and Seales this thiitfeenth day of 
Aug'st, Anno 1677, in the 29th yeare of the Heigne of o'r 
Soveraign.e Lord, King Charles the Second. 

Amos Richardson & a 

Mary Richardson & a (i^. 

Signed, Sealed and Dellivered in the Presence of us, • 

Stephen Richardson, 
Lydia Richardson. 
This deed abave written was owned to bee their owne pro- 
per acte and deed, by the Subscribers this IStli day of Aug'st, 
1677, before mee, 

Thomas Minor, Comis'r. 
. This Deed of Sale on the other Side, this was Ehttred in 
Stonington booke of Records, in page ye 83d, this 13th day 
of Aug'st, 1677. 

P. mee John Stanton, Record'r. 
Entered upon Record this 2d Decemb'r, 3686. 

P. .Ino. Fones, Record'r. 

Know all men by these Presents that I, Stephen Richard- 
son of Stonington, In New England, yeoman, for and in 
Consideration of three pounds value in money to mee and 
'^*To'^7o^nSe!*'™y ^ife? %dia Richardson, in hand, well and 
truly" paid by Symon Lynde of Boston, in New England 
merchant, the Receipt whereof wee doe hereby acknowledge, 
and thereof doe fully acquitt ihe Said Lynde and his by 
these presents have and hereby doe give, graunt, Bargaine, 
Sell, assigne, Enfeaffe and confirme unto ye Said Symon 
Lyilde, his heires, Executo'rs, administrato'is and Assignes 
by these presents. Thirty Acres of Land Sittuate and being 
on Squamococke or Pawcatuck Necke on the East Side of the 



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Southerly End thereof graunted by ye towiie of Stoniiigtoii, 
and layd out & Surveyed ( with a greater parcell ) by 
Ephraim Minor and John Frink, Bounded as by the Returnes 
of the Said Survaiyo'rs and Records. 

(8^) • In the towne of Stonington 

doe make appeare to have and to hold the aforesaid thirty 
Acres of Land with all and Singular, ye Meadows, Timber, 
Woods, Comonages, benefitts, Privilidges and Appurtainances 
thereunto Bellonging or in any wise appurtaineing unto him 
ye Said Symon Lyude, his heires, Executo'rs, Adniinistrato'rs 
and assignes, and to his & their Sole and onley use, benefitt 
and behoofe for ever, and I the S'd Stephen Richardson and 
Lydia Richardson my wife, doe hereb y for us, our heires. 
Executo'rs and Administrato'rs covenant, promise and grannt 
to and with ye Said Symon Lyude and his, yt I the Said 
Stephen Richardson & Lydia my, wife, are ye true and pro- 
per Owners of the aforeS'd Land at and before the Enseale- 
ing and dellivery hereof, and have in o'r Selves full pow'i-. 
Right and LawfuU Authoritie to Sell and Conveaye the same 
as afore Said, and yt ye Same is free from all former or other 
Bargaines, gifts, grants Titles, charges and Incumbrances 
whatsoever, and Shall & will Warrant and Defend ye Same 
against all P'son or P'sons Lawfully claimeing Or demand- 
ing ye Same or any part or parcell thereof, hereby giveing & 
dellivering possession, Seizen and hereby thereof unto ye S'd 
Symon Lynde ; In Wittness whereof wee have hereunto putt 
o'r hands and Scales this thirteenth day of Augu«t, Anno 
1677 in the 29th yeare of ye Raigne of o'r Soveiaigne Lord 
King Charles the Second. 

, Stephen Richardson & ii 

Lydia Richardson & a 




15:5 

Signed, Sealed and Dellivered 
In the Presence of us, 
Amos Richardson, 
Tho. Minor. 
This deed above written was owned by the Subscrib'r to 
bee their owne proper Acte and Deed the 13th ot Ang'st, 
1677 before mee. 

Tho. Minor, Comis'r. 

This above written deed was Entered in Stonington booke 
of Records, In page ye 81, this thirteenth of Ang'st 1677. 

P. mee. John Stanton, Record'r. 

Entered upon Record, decemb'r 2d, 1686. 

P. Jno Fones, Rtcord'r, 

Thomas Bell of Stonington, taylor, in Consideuition of 
twelve pounds, fifteen Shillings, money in hand paid him by 
Synion Lynde of Boston, merchant, hath givfn, graiinted. 
Sold and confirmed unto ye Said Symon Lynde and his for 
rhom. ^8^^^^^^ ever One hundred and twenty Acres of [sic] 
Land lyeing In and upon Squamacocke or Pawcatuck necke, 
viz., Ninety acres thereof Layd out npon ye Said Necke by 
Eprahara Minor and John Frinke, Survaiyo'rs of Stonington, 
and butted and bounded as by their Returne Recorded in ye 
towne .booke of Records the 15th of June, 1675, may 
appeare, and thirty aciies of Land more Lyeing at the North- 
erly End of the Said necke Layd out unto Robert Stanton, 
Butted and bounded as By the Returnes gf the Survaiyo'rs, 
Recorded in the afore said Towne booke of Records at Ston- 
ington maye appeare, To have and to hold ye aforesaid 

(85) One hundred 

and twenty acres of Land as above mentioned, together with 
all and Singular, the privilidges, members rights, Comonages, 
benefitts and Appurtainances in any Kinde or mantr what- 
soever, which doe or maye belonge unto ye Same, unto ye 



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Said Syraoii Lyiide, liis Iieires, Executo'is, admiiiistrat'is and 
assignes for ever to liis the Said Lynde and his heiies, & 
benefitt'aiid behoof e, and hee the Said Thomas Bell for him 
and his, doth hereby Covenant and promise, & graunt to & 
wth the S'd Lynde^ and his, yt hee the Said Bell is before ye 
Ensealeing and dellivery hereof, the trne owner of the afor«^- 
said Lands and hath in himselfe fnll posver and right to Alien- 
ate and sell yt Same as aforesaid, and that ye Same is free 
and cleare from all other bargains. Sales, gifts, grauntes, dow- 
ers Incumbrances whatsoever, and yt hee, ye Said Tiiomas Bell 
Shall and will warrant, and defend ye Same and Every part 
thereof nnto ye Said Lynde,. and his, against all P'son or 
P'sons whatsoever, and further yt that hee, the Said Thomas 
Bell, Shall and will at all tyme or tymes, give unto the Said 
Lynde or his, more full and ample assurance and confirma- 
tion of the afore bargained premises, as in Law or Equi- 
ty can be desired or Required. In Witness whereof hee, 
the Said thonjas Bell, hath hereunto putt his hand and Seale 
this 14th day or Octob'r, Anno 1675, 

Thomas Bell & a 



Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
by the Said Thomas Bell in 
the presence of us, 
John Marsh, 
her mark 




Mary Marsh, 
her mark. 

Hannah \ \ ■I' Johnson. 



,Hl 



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Tills deed .above written was owned by Thouiiis Bell to bee 

his owne proper Deed and act, this 6th of Novem'br 1676, 

before mee Thomas Minor, Bomis'r. 

This deed of The. Bell to nir. Symon Lynde is Entered 

in Stoniiigtou books oE Reeoi-ds, page 82, this 13th Aug's 

1677. P. mee, John Sttinton, Record'r. 

John Marsh, aged aboute 28 years, and mary Marsh, aged 

about 28 ^ears deposed yt they saw Thomas Bell Signe, 

Seale as his Acteand deed, delivered- ye above written deed 

Taken upon Oath, the 4:th of 3d mo. before mee 

Thomas Clarke, Comis'r. 
Entered upon Record Dece^ih'r 2d, 1686. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

Mr. Lyudes ; 

Kind S'r, after respects presented, you maye bee pleased 
to take Notice that I have done my uttmost of my Indeav'ors 
for ye well Settlem'ts of yo'r Affkires, and by the Industrey of 
ye Scrivenay'rs and willingness in all Respects to Contrive 
for your best Advantage. Jno. Gallop refused to show 
them ye fifty acres you bought. Which putt us to a nonplus, 
hee telling us the night before that hee would doe Itt and 
went wth us the next morning upon the Neckfe, but no Sooner 
there but his mind changed Soe yt wee could not goe Soe 
high as wee Intended, however Run ye line to yt mark Sett 
above ye house, and Stated whilst you were there, and Soe 
upon a Straite Line .to Mr. Hayehews as was intended, but 
there fell to bee 24 acres more than wee had purchased, the 
Surveyo'rs was forced tp Laye out part of the Beach for 
Land, Thomas Bell Saying he would 

(86) Else have it layd out for a Lo/tt which Occasioned 
the thing to bee done for his prevention. Whereupon the 
Survayo'rs thought fitt to Waite to ye Court Siipposeing they 
would have allowed yt 24 acres in Consideration of the Beach, 



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but Jno. Gallop, Seiiio'r, being at ye Coui-t pleaded yt 2 
huiiiinucks and beach and , some other addition might bee 
Reserved for a fishing trade, the Court willing to barken did 
Say you Should have. Land without your Line or above it 
alowed for it which I ordered could not bee being already 
taken up, suppose Deacon Park's did dilliver you said Mes- 
sage, the Courte Seemed to owne noe thinge could bee done 
without yo'r Consent y'r you maye bee assured ye Survayo'rs 
and my Selfe have Acted to the uttmost of o'r Skill not Else 
but yt I rest yo'rs to Serve. 

Amos Richardson. 
Att Mr. Smith's, June ye 18th, 75, Wickford. 

Know all men by these presents, that I Richard Smith, of 
Narragansett in the Kings Province, doe by these Presents 
^"jfhnBngg^^f" foi' and in Consideration of Twenty fife 
pounds in hand received from John Briggs, of Narragansett 
afore S'd, have granted, bargained and sould. Alienated & 
conveyed unto ye S'd John Briggs, his lieires, Executo'rs, 
Administrato'rs & Assignes all & singular, the land foimerly 
belonging to Ruben Willis, which I bought in England from 
his father & Mother, William and Susana Hixe they haveing 
order from Rubeir Willis to make Sale of the Same, it lyeing 
& being scituated in Narragansett countrey. Containing by 
Estimation fiffty seven Acres • more or lesfe. Bounded on ye 
East by. fife hundred Acres qi land not laid out as it in ye 
Northward purchase, on ye west bounded by ye common, on 
ye North with ye high way, on ye south by ye land of Sam- 
uel Waight, all which the rights & privilidges thereunto 
belonging or in any wise apertaining, I doe bargaine and 
Sell unto ye S'd John Briggs, his heires, Executo'rs, Admin- 
istrat'rs and assignes from me, my heires, Executo'rs, Ad- 
ministrato'rs & Assignes to have & to hould, possess and 
Injoy for Ever without any manner of Cbalenge, Let or 
claime from or by or under mee, or by my cause or meanes 
whatsoever; in Wittness of ye Promise above written, the 



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above s'd Richard Smith hath hereunto sett his hand & 
affixed his seale tliis Eleaventh day of January, Ano Do 1672. 



Rich'd Smith & a kWj) seale. 
Signed, Sealed and dellivered V^^^ 

in ye Presents of 
Henry Teeppitts, 

his f~~f marke 

John Greene. 

This above written deed was Entred and Recorded in ye 

Publick Records of his majes'ts Colony of Rhode Island and 

Providence plantations, in ye 163 page of ye Booke of Land 

Evidences, ye 8th of August, 1674 as Attests. 

John Sanford, Record'r. 
Rochester, June 28, 1686. 

The above written Deed was acknowledged" by Majo'r 
Richard Smith, before me ye Subscriber being one of his 
Majes'tis Councill for his Territory & Dominion in New Eng- 
land, ' R'd Wharton. 

Entered upon Record, february 11th, 1686-7. 

P. Jno". Fones, Record'r. 

(87) To all Christian People to whom this present deed 
of Sale shall come, Richard Smith, of Rochester in ye ings 
Province in New England, Esq'r and Ester his wife send 
^^''fe^^TO^r*" Greeting ; Know yee that ye said Richard 
Smith and Ester his wife> for and in Consideration of ye 
Sume of thirty pounds of lawfull money of New England-, to 
them in hand paid at and before ye Ensealeing & delivery of 
these presents by William Palmer, late of ye Island of Bar- 
bados, (gunsmith) well & truely paid. The receipt thereof 
they doe hereby acknowledge, and themselves therewith sat- 
isfied, contented and paid. Have given, granted, bargained, 
sold EnfeafEed and confiftned. And by these presents doe 
fully & absolutely give, grant, bargaine. Sell Enfeaffe & con- 
firme unto ye S'd William Palmer, his heires, Execut'rs & 
Administrat'rs & assignes, all their right, Title and Interest 



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in and unto a certaine tract or parcell of land situate, lyeing 
& being in ye Township of Rochester afore S'd, containing 
forty Acres, Bounded on y.e South or Southerly by Anoqua- 
tuckett liver (so called,) and Westerly, Northerly & Easterly 
upon ye land of ye afore S'd Richard Smith, The length of 
S'd land to be one hundred and Sixty rod upon ye S'd river, 
and forty rods in Breadth with all rights, privilidges and 
appurtainances to ye same belonging. To have and to hold 
ye afore bargained Premisses and all & Every Part thereof, 
Together wth all ye rights, privilidges & appurtenances to 
ye same belonging or in any wise Apurtaining unto ye S'd 
William Palmer, his heires & assignes, and To ye only prop- 
er use, Benefib & behoofe of him, ye S'd William Palmer, his 
heires, Executo'rs, Administrator's & assignes for Ever, In 
such large and and ample sort, manner & forme as they ye 
S'd Richard & Ester may grant, convey & assure ye same. And 
ye S'd Richard Smitli & Ester his wife, doth hereby coven- 
ant, promise & grant to & wth ye S'd William Palmer, his 
heires & assignes. That ye afore bargained Premisses, wth all 
ye rights & privilidges and appurtenances thereof as afore 
S'd against them, ye' S'd Richard & Ester, his wife, their 
heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs, or any for, by or under 
them, or any of them shall & will warrant & for Ever defend 
by these Presents, And doe oblidge themselves to deliver full 
possession and Seizen of ye within bargained Premises unto 
ye S'd William Palmer, his heires or Assignes; In Witness 
whereof the s'd Richard Smith and Ester Smith, his wife, 
have hereunto set their hands & seales The third of may 
Anoy'eDomy'e one thousand six hundred Eighty & seayen, 
And in ye third yeare of ye reigne of o'r Soveraign Lord, 
James ye Second, King of England, Scotland, ffrance & Ire- 
laud, Defender of ye faith, &c. /^^ 

Rich'd Smith & |P)Yl a seale. 




Ester Smitli & U<Sla seale 



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Signed, Sealed & Delivered 
in ye presents of ns 

Lodowiek Updick, 

Abigail y\ fj Newton, • 

her murke 
Richard Smith Esq'r and Ester Smith, his wiffe, ye Persons 
above mentioned, did declare the above written Instruement 
to be tlieit Reall act & deed before 

Jno. Fones, Justicia Pacis. 
.Entered upon Record, May ye 12th, 1687. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

To all Christian People wherever these presents shall come, 
Samuell Wilson of ye Towne of Rochester in ye Kings Prov- 
ince in New England, Send Greeting ; Know yee that I ye 
said Samuell Wilson, for and in Consideration of ye snnie of 
thirty pounds, currant money of New England, to niee in 
hand before the Edsealeing & delivery of these presents, well 
& truely paid by Henry Bull of Rochester afore Sd, The 
receipt whereof to full content & satisfaction I doe hereby 
acknowledge. Have given, granted, Bargained, Sould, En- 
feaffed & confirmed, and by these presents doe'ffuUyi and 
absolutely give, grant, Bargaine, sell, enfetiffe and confiime 
unto ye S'd Henry Bull, his heires, Execnto'rs Administtato'rs 
& Assignes, all my right, title & Interest in all that parcell 
of land scituate, lyeing & being in ye Township of Rochester 
afore S'd, Containing one hundred Acres, the Breadth of S'd 
Tract to X^ontaine one hundred & tenn Rod and ye length 
thereof to make .and compleat ye, S'd Snme of one hundred 
Acres, Bounded Northerly & westerly upon ye land 

(88) land of Samuell Wilson afore mentioned, Southerly 
upon ye land of Capt. Samuell Seawell, and Easterly upon a 
highway, with all rights, privilidges & appurtainances to ye 
same belonging or in any wise apj)ertaining, To have & to 



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hold the afore bargiiined Premisses and all & Every Part & 
Parcell thereof wth all ye rights, privilidges and appurtain- 
ances thereunto belonging unto him ye S'd Henry Bull, his 
heires, Executo'rs, Administrators and assigness for Ever, 
And to his [ and ] their only proper use and behoofe in Such 
large & ample sort, manner & forme, as I ye S'd Samuel 
Wilson, may 'grant, convey and assure ye same. And tbat I 
doe hereby covenant, for me & my heires, Executo'rs & Ad- 
min istrato'rs, Tliat ye afore granted Premisses with all yo 
right, privilidges & appurtainances thereof, as afore S'd unto 
him ye S'd Henry Bull, his heires, & assignes against me, my 
heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs, or any claimeing by, 
for or under mee,I shall & will warrant and for Ever defend 
by these Presents, And doe oblige my selfe, my heires, Exe- 
cutors & Administrato'rs to give delivery & seizing of ye S'd 
Tract of land before by these presents granted unto the S'd 
Henry Bull, his heires, Executo'rs, Admininistrato'rs or 
assignes; In Wittness whereof I ye S'd Saniuell JVilson have 
hereunto sett my hand and scale the 29th day of Aprill, An'o 
Dom'e one thousand six hundred Eighty & Seaven, And in 
the third yeare of ye Raigne of o'r Soveraigne Lord James 
ye second ^ by the grace t)f God, King of great Britaine 
fErance & Ireland, Defender of ye faith &c. 



Samuell Willson & ' -O)/ a scale 




Signed, Sealed & Delivered 
in ye presents of us, 
James Coggeshall, 
Nathonall Osband, 

The J^OYIj iiiarke of 
Thomas Marshall. 



Samuell Wilson ye abo.ve named disposer & seller of ye 
tract of land above mentioned, did apeare & declare ye above 



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written Iiistniein't to be liis Reall act& Deed the 16th day of 
May, 1687, before us, 

Rich'd Smith, I 

T „ r Justices or ye reace. 

Jno. Fones, "' 

Entered upon Record, May ye 25th, 1687. 

P. Jno. Fones, Eecord'r. 

Articles of Agreemisnt had made and Concluded on the 
last day of Novemb'r in the Second yeare of the Eeigne of 
o'r Sovereigne Lord James the Second over England &c. 
Any'e Domy't 1686, Betweene Thomas Mumford, Peleg 
Mumford and John Shelden, all of the Towne of Rochester 
ill ye Kings Province or Narragansett Countrey in New Eng- 
land, And Samuell Mead of the Towne of Warwick in theCol- 
oiiy of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New Eng- 
land afore Said, Witnesseth that whereas the S'd Persons above 
Named haveing Joyned themselves mutually in Partership to 
Erect, build and and sett up a grist mill in yp Towjisliip of 
Rochester afore S'd upon a river called and K'nowne by ye 
Name of Mattatuxett, upon ye land now in Possession of 
Bethia Palmer, Widow and Relict of George Palmer, late 
Deceased, The which S'd Mill b^ing by them erected, built 
and Sett up as afore S'd at ye proper costs and Charge of ye 
S'd Thomas Mumford,. Peleg Mumford, John Sheldon and 
Samuel Mead, afore S'd Each of them Beareing an Equall 
part and proportion thereof, doe agree that ye S'd Mill Shall 
be well finished and a fulling Mill anexed and Joyned to ye 
S'd Grist Mill at their proper costs and Charge, Each one 
Beareing his part and proportion which being done, performed 
and finished,' The S'd Mills to Belong unto the S'd Thomas 
Mumford, Peleg Mumford, John Sheldon and Samuel Mead, 
their and Every of their lieires and Assignes on Equall part 
(that is to say) a fourth part to Each Partner, to be and Re- 
maine to Each and Every of them so long as ye S'd Mills 
shall Endure. In Witness whereof the parties above Named 




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have wth free and Joynt Consent, Sett to their hand & Scales 
the day and yeare first above written, 

Thomas Mumford & a Seale, (^^ 
Peleg Mumford & a seale, 

John Sheldeh Sp a seale, 

Samuell Mead & a seale. 

Signed, Sealed and declared to be. the reall act and agree- 
m't of ye Subscribers in Presence of us, 
Ephram More, 
John Fones. 

Entered upon Record Sept'r 17th, 1688. 

P. Jno. Fones, Record'r. 

(89) To all People to whom these presents shall come; Know 
yee, that I James Updike of Boston, Shipwright, for and in 
Consideration of ye sume of Eleven pounds New England 
money, to me in hand paid before the Ensealing and 
Delivery of these presents By fErancis Brinley of Newport in 
Rhode Island, The Receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowl- 
edge And off the same, and of every part thereof doe hereby 
fully acquitt, Release and discharge the said ffrancis Brinley, 
his heires and Assignes Have granted, Bargained, aliened, 
Sold, Enfeaffed. and Confirmed, And by these Presents doe 
fully freely and Absolutely grant. Bargain, Sell, Enfeaffe 
and (K)nfirme unto ye s'd ffrancis Brinley, his heires and 
assignes for Ever, all my Right, Title and Interest in and 
unto eertaine lauds in ye Narragansett Couiitrey ( Lying to 
ye southward of my unkle, inr. Richard Smiths dwelling 
house formerly called ye Trading house wch was left as a 



Legasy in ye Last will aiitl Testament of my Grand father, 
nir. Richard Smith, DeceaSQ.d ) as Relation being had to ye 
S'd will may more Amply appeare, And also all and Singular, 
the Rights, privilidges and Appurtenances to ye ^ame 
Belonging or in any wise Appnrtaineing To Have and to 
hold the S'd lands and Premisses so Bequeathed unto me as 
afore s'd, Together with all and Singular ye rights, Privilid- 
ges and Appurtenances afore Recited unto him the s'd fPrancis 
Brinley, his heires and Assignes To ye onley Proper use and 
bfehoofe of him the said ffrancis Brinley, his heires and 
Assignes for Ever, And I the said James Updike for me, my 
heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs doe hereby covenant 
and Promise to and with ye S'd ffrancis Brinley, his heires, 
Executo'rs, Administrato'rs and Assignes, That at ye time of 
the Ensealeing and delivery of these presents, I am Seized of 
ye S'd lands and Premisses herein above Granted & Sold in 
a good and Indefeaseable Estate in ffee Simple, and have full 
power and lawf uU authority to Bargaine and Sell ye Same in 
manner and forme as is in these Presents above Expressed, 
And I ye S'd James Updike, the S'd lands and premisses 
wth all and Singular, ye appurtenances above Expressed to 
be hereby Granted and Sold unto him ye S'd ffrancis Brinley, 
his heires and Assignes against me, my beires.and Assignes or 
any Person or Persons claimeing by, from or under; niee will 
warrant and for ever defend by these presents ; In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand [and] Seale the twen- 
tieth day of March, in ye Six and thirtieth yeare of the 
Reigne of o'r Soveraign Lord Charles ye Second, by ye Grace 
of God, of England, Scotland, ffrance & Ireland King, De- 
fender of ye faith &c. Annq'e Domq'e 1684. 



James Updike & seale 




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Sealed and Delivered 
in ye Presents of 
John Prentis, 
Wni. Brenley. 
Mr. William Brinley appeared before me this 23th day of 
octob'r, 1686, in South hold and made oath that he saw 
James Updike Signe, Seale and deliver this as his act and 
deed to wch he was a wittness and subscribed. 

Teste Asa Arnold, 
decemb'r 14th, 1686. 

Entered and Recorded in ye first book© of Records for 
Kings Province N. England & in ye 2d and 3'd pages 
thereof. 

Ed. Randolph, Register. 
Boston, decemb'r 14th, 1686. 

James Updike above Written, personally appeared before 

me, one of his Maj'ties Councill in this his Maj'ties Territory 

and Dominion of New England, and Acknowledged this 

Instruem't of Conveyance to be his voluntary act and Deed 

' for ye uses therein mentioned. 

Ed. Randolph, Reg's in Rochester. 
Entered upon. Record ye 9th day of August 1 692. 

P. John Fones, Record'r. 

Wee whose names are under written doth acknowledge to 
have received from Richard Wharton, Attourney or Scrivener 
for Mr. Richard Smith, of Narragansett, forty pounds in 
money, being what remaines iri ye hands of and due from mr. 
Smith for land Sold ye S'd Smith lying in ye Narragansett 
countrey By Jonathan Atherton,. Administrator to Maj'r 
Humphrey Atherton, Deceased, and wee doe hereby oblige 
ourselves, o'r heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs That wee 
will discharge y*e Said Smith, any ye Lands so Sold for ye 
afore said sume, and acquitt our Respective Interest to all 
and every parcell of afore s'd land, also for ever to Release 
ye s'd Smith from all Claimes, demands and obligations with 



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Reference to any or all ye afore s'd Estate, and doe respec- 
tively promise and oblige our Selves, lieires, Executo'rs & 
Administrato'rs to repay to any of ye children of S'd Maj'r 
Atherton to whom ye Same may be due what wee doe receive 
more than our proper due from ye S'd Smith, Witness oui' 
hands and Seales twenty Eight of Novenlb'r, 1676. 

Jonathan Atherton a seale l^J seale. 
obadiah Swift and a seale j71~ 7 ' seale. 

Thomas Bird and a seale '^_Jt/y seale. 

>f V 

John Clarke and a seale [My 1 seale. 

Sealed ann Delivered 
in ye presence of 
Wm. Taylor, 
Charles Tidgett. 

Boston, Octob'r 18th, 3686, Capt. Charles Tidgett ap- 
peared before me ye Subscriber being one of his Maj'ties 
Council!, for his Territory & Dominion of N. E., and niad§ 
oath that hee saw mr. Jonathan Atherton, obadiah Swift, 
Thomas Bird & John Clarke, Signe, Seale ye Instruem't 
within' as their act & deed, and that he witness, thereto Sub- 
scribed his name, I declare and certify that I have certaine 
knowledge & rememberance of ye payment of money within 
mentioned to ye S'd Persons being in my presence, and by 
my order have Paid Capt. Tidgett, I having order from S'd 
Smith above mentioned. ■ • * 

R'd Wharton. 

Entered upon Record ye 9th day of August. 

■ . P. J. F. Record'r. 



166 . • 

(90) 'This deed of Sale made ye first day of Jamiaiy, in 
ye Twenty fourth y^are of ye Reigne of our Soverei^ne Lord 
Charles ye second, King of great Brittaine, ffrance& Ireland, 
Defender of ye faith &c. Anuoq'e Domq'e 3671-72, Witt- 
nesseth That I Anashuecot, chiefe Sachem and heire pro])erty 
of ye land called quckeset, in ye Colony of Rhode Island and 
Providence Plantations in ye Kings Province or Narragansptt 
Countrey in New England, Together with ye volentary & 
free consent of Wampkegge and Ompaniiatt my two Broth- 
ers, and Seecomp, Tyecuecsha & Nammeash«my three sons, 
for divers, good causes & considerations, ns hereunto move- 
ing as also for a valueable Suine in hand by us received, have 
Bargained and Sold, and by these Presents d(Je for us, our 
heires, Executo'rs & Administrato'rs, Bargaine, Sell, Assigne, 
Surrender and make oven unto John Greene, Thomas Water- 
man, John Andrew, Henry Tybits, John Briggs all of Nar- 
ragansett afore'sd, and John Fones of Quononaqutt in ye 
Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, as above 
S'd, a certaine tract of land lyeing & being in Quahessett or 
Narragaiisett countrey afore S'd, being bounded as follow«th, 
on ye East from ye house of John Andrew before nominated 
Extending along ye Rhode that leadeth towards New london, 
on ye west Syde thereof so farr as ye. Rock by ye house of 
William Costen the which is called Interpretation ye Devills 
&ot, and from that Rock to Extend on a strait line westward 
over ya river, ye great river & meadow called Pasutat, thence 
to a Rock on ye west Syde of that river & meadow, an4 from 
ye westermost parte of that Rock on a strait line North to a 
river, the biggest branch thereof which river runs downe to 
Maskchechuaug river, and from that Maskchechnaeg river 
along ye path on a strait line south Eastward to ye river 
called Pdtowome riv^r, Butting upon land wch was laid out 
to John Gould so high in ye river as ye salt water flowetli, 
and from that part to ye river alone ye s'd river as i't runeth 
to John Andrews house afore S'd, The which S'd tract of 
land with all and Singular, ye privilidges, proprieties & ap- 



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pul'tencinces therein, thereon or to any part or purcell of it 
appurtaineing or belonging, I the afore S'd Anashusett 
together with my two Brothers, Wampkegge & Ompamiatt, 
and my three sons Seecomp, Tyecuecsha & Nammeash, have 
sold. Assigned, Surrendered & nftide over, and lawf uU posses- 
sion thereof given to ye afore S'd John Greene, Thomas 
Waterman, John Andrew, Henry Tybits, John Briggs & John 
Fones, for them, their -heires, Executo'rs, Administrators & 
A.ssignes 'peaceably to possess & Enjoy for Ever, without any 
let or Molestation or any laying claime thereto or any part 
thereof for, by or under any Eight or Title of us ye afore s'd 
Awashueset, Wampkegge, Ompamiatt, Seecomp, Tyecuecsha 
& Nammeash, our heires. Execut'rs, Administrato'rs or 
Assignes or any other, and any pretence whatsoever wee 
being ye Sole heires & proprietors of ye Prepiisses afore s'd, 
Giving, granting & confirming ye same To ye afore S'd John 
Greene, Thomas Waterman, John Andrew, Henry Tybits, 
John Briggs & John Fones, their heires. Executors, Admin- 
istrato'rs and Assignes for Ever, to possess & Enjdy as their 
due Eight, propriety & Interest, and for ye rattification & 
confirmation of this our act and Deed wee have Enanimously 
with one consent Sett our hands & Seales The day and 
yeare first above written. 

metno'edum before sigiieing & sealing hereof being mis- 
taken in the name of ye third it was Interlined, Tyecuecsha 
and also that Namoush being ye Eldest son by misinforma- 
tion was placed last wch will not be altered. 

Anasbuecut ^ his marke 



Wamphagge A V> his marke 
Absolome Counsellor, 
his \y marke 





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Ompamiatt O /"^ his uiaike 

Naiiiineusli Jc\ ^^'^ "laike 
Seecomp /^ his inarke 

Tyecuecsha / his marke 

Signed Sealed & delivered in ye Presence of 
George Wightinan, 
William Downing, 

his ^^ '"arke. 
Henry Greene, 

his \J^ inarke 

Indian Peter, 
his J^ inarke. 
Entered upon Record ye 24th day of July, 1703, 

Newport on Rhode Island, January 3th, 1677-8, Person- 
ally appeared Before me an Indian called Absolom, and de- 
clared as followeth, Viz. : that he had been a Counsillor unto 
ye Indian Sachem Moseupp and that he was knowing unto a 
Bargaine and Saile of land, that ye Indian sachem called 
Anashuecutt, made unto John Greene, Henry Tibbetts, John 
Fones, Thomas Waterman, John Andrew & John Briggs, 
and was present at ye time of ye Signing & Delivering of ye 
Deed of Saile for ye Same, and when possession of ye S'd 



109 

laud was delivered, and that ye sevearall bounds & lines of 
ye S'd land was justly & truely explained unto ye Sachem 
Anashuecut as it is Expressed in ye Deed of Saile Bearing 
date first day of Janua'y, 1671, Being now Read & Inter- 
preted unto me, and that ye sevearall lines of ye lands as is 
in ye S'd Deed of Saile Expressed, was to run Straight only 
ye line upon Masquechuaug river, and further saith that 
Anashuecutt, his two Brothers, with his three sons did also 
Sell ye S'd lands & sett their hands unto ye S'd Deed of 
Saile unto which I am a witnes. The S'd Absolome further- 
declared that he thanked God he had this opertunity to 
declare ye truth before Authority [A] uashuecutt, being 
conveyed out of ye country, Washaucutt his brother nor their 
sonnes never having sold any part of it before unto any Eng- 
lish, Mr. Browne being left as as [sic] a Guardian by his 
£ather Tocomminon that ye other Indian sachems should not 
deprive him of his land. 

This above written was Interpreted as ye Indian spake 

Before Peleg Sanford, Assist. 

Daniel Stanton aged aboute thirty one yeares, upon his 
Engagement Testifieth that he did truly & Justly Interpret 
• what is above written, that was Spoken by ye Indian 
Absolom, Taken ye 3th January, 1677-8. 

Before Peleg Sanford, Assistant. 



_ g J - 

Entered upon Record ye 24th day of July, 1703. 



J. F. 



170 

Note, the following items are found on the firsi blank 
leaves in this book which explaine themselves by the text. 

The Compiler. 

Acco't of Disburse by Sundry proprieot'rs of ye Mortgage 
& other Lands at ye Narragansett. 

March 9, Then Ordered for defraying mr. Saffins Charges 
Conecticutt, 10 Shillings each share, p'd Viz. 
Capt. Waite Winthrop, 

Elisha Hutchinson, _^ 0-10-00 

Jno. Williams for mr. Alcocke. 

Oct. 5, 1679, Expenses at ye Committys • Meeting at 

Woodcocks. 

Capt. Rich Smith, . 1-00-00 

mr. John Saffin, ' l-OO-OQ 

Elisha Hutchinson, 3.-00-00 

mr. Amos Richerson, 
mr. Browne. 

An Acco't of Disbursements by sundry proprietors of Nor'r 

& South Tracts, Aug. 5, when Ordered & Agreed in paym't 

for bill Exchange £19-5-8 sent to mr Harris, bought of Elias 

Parkman for £22-5-3, p'd Viz. by, 

Capt. Waite Winthrop, 3-8-6 • 

mr. Rich Wharton, 1-14-3 

mr. Will Taylor, 

mr. Rich Smith & 6-17-00 

mr. Jno. Viall, 

mr. fEra. Brenley, 3-8-6 

mr. Jno. Saffin, 3-8-6 

Elisha Hutcliinson, 3-8-6 

22-5-3 



171 

Northern & Soutliern Tract of Land Dr. 

I fiiide in a paper this written, Charges upon the southern 
business to be borne by ye whole Ci^up'a 8'm Sixty-two. 

Major Atherton, * 5-00-00 

mr. Smith, ' 10-00-00 

Capt. Hudson, 20-00-00 

E. Hutchinson, 10-00-00 

mr. Rich Smith, Jun'r. 1-10-00 



36-10-00 



Mortgage Land is , Dr. 

I finde in a paper this Account of Peage yt was paid at 



first to Gov. Wiuthrop being 735 iathems by 


fatlienis. 


Edward Hutchinson, 


74 


Capt. Wm. Hudson, 


57 3-4 


Capt> Denison, | ■ 


' 


mr. Tho. Stanton, ( Stonijigtown, > ' 


120 


& his son, j 




Maj'r Atherton, 


42 3-4 


mr. Alcock, 


40 3-4 


Gov'r Wiuthrop, 1 




Capt. Lord, > Conecticutt, 


120 


nir; Richeson, j 




nir. Smiths. 


280 



735 
more Edw. Hutchinson paid severall as per his booke 
besides ye said above £25-19-4. 



172 

Note. The following is found in the la^t 480 leaves of fehis 
Proprietors book. The CompiJer. 

(1*) At a^Comisoners, Court, held at Wickford, in Con- 
ecticot CoUonie. 

22 August, 1672. 

Present mr. Sani'l Willis, Edward Hutchinson, Capt. Wm. 
' Hudson. 

Edward Hutchinson was apointed recq;rder of ye CJourt. 

The Court being set, John Johnson being called ^appeared 
to prosecute according id his bond, ye wife of Edmond 
Cosons for felloniusly takeing out of his house divers goods 
& other misdemeanors, ye wife of Edmund Cosons also 
appeared, but by reason some witnesses in ye caise was not 
p'sent, ye caise was deferred until next morning and warant 
sent for ye witnesses then to appe'are, presently after this 
there Came a writeing to ye Court seiit by one upon ye mag- 
estraites of Roade Island, termed ye offercer wch was as 
foUoweth, To mr. Samuel Willis, Esq'r, Capt. Edward Hutch- 
inson & Capt. William Hudson and all others whom it may- 
concerne Gent'l^ni. 

We being informed yt yo'r selves by Authority of ye;^ Col- 
lony of Conecticot are intended to hould a Court & Exercise 
Autho'rity wth in ye Narag^n^et -Cuntry in ye Kings province, 
the governm't whereof is for clearely by his Maj'ts Authoiity 
Comited unto us That we dare not in obedience to his 
Maj'ts declare our duties or suit others to exercise Authoritie 
in ye Kings province aforesaid, And therefore in. obedience 
to his Maj'ts and in ye execution there of We doe hereby in 
his Maj'ts name, Charles ye Second King of England, Scot- 
land, ffrance & Ireland & desire & require you & all others 
by any Authority from Conecticot CoUonie derived to desist 
& not to hould any Courte or any' 6therwise exercise any 
Authority in any part of ye Kings province aforesaid until 
his Il([aj'ts pleasure be otherwise khowne. And we doe hereby 
further Certify and assure yo'r Selves & All othei-s yt in obe- 
dience to his Maj'ts, We are and shall be ready to p'forme 



173 

our duties & in order there unto if there be any ocatiou for 
ye hf)ulding a Court of Justice or other Exercise of Author- 
ity, we shall apply onr Selves to afford all lawful! inshare to 
such p'sons who have just complaint and adress them Selves 
accordingly. 

Signed by order of ye Gen'll Councill of his Maj'ts Collony 
of Rhoad Island & providence plantations & Siting at mr. 
Smith's house in Naraganset ye 21 day of August, 1672. 

John Sanford, Secritary. 

The mesinger demanded an answer to this writeing but 
ye Court see not any cause to send them any at present, The 
Court being informed, by ye Constable mr. Eldred, of same 
contempt yt others had cast upon ye Authority of Conecti 
cot, ordered warant to call them before them. 

Copie of ye warant for Steven Northrop, you are hereby 
required in his Maj'ts name to warne Steven Noi-tlirop & him 
require in his Maj'ts name to appeare forth wth before ye 
Court now siting by order of ye Collonie of Conectieot at 
Capt. Hudson's house to Answer for his casting contempt 
upoii his Maj'ts Authority of Conecticot Collony Setled by 
charter & hereof not to faile upon yo'r perill, dated 22 Aug'st, 
I672, by order of ye Court. 

Edward Hutchinson, Jlecorder^ 

To Samuel Eldred, Constable of Wickford. 

The Answer of Steven Northrop when ye Constable Served 
this warant upon him I denie to obey any warant from ye Au- 
thority of Conecticot, If ye governm't of Roade Island send 
any I will obay them but not this warant nor any from Con- 
ecticot Collony. 

Capt. Jonathan Atherton upon oath testifies to ye truth of 
this his answer to the above warant & ye constable also 
afifirmes ye same. j . - 

Thomas Nicols also upon oath testifies bef oreye^ Court yt 
Steveik Northrop refused to obay.^ye. warant above, 22 Aug- 
ust, 1672, Sworne before ye Court by boke. 

Edward Hutchinson, Recorder. 



174 

(2*) 22 August, 1672. 

This morning came Capt. Cranston & ye rest of ye Gentle- 
men of Roade Island to the Court to Capt. Hudsons & 
required us not to proceed in o'r Court, and in conclusion 
read to us, by there secritary, ye declaration formerly men- 
tioned, upon wch we declared to them yt we had sent them, 
also a declaration agt. there P'seedinge but ye mesinger 
meeting them by ye way we thought it good now then to 
delaver it, wch we did & read it alsoe & only before them 
wch was as foUoweth. 

To Capt. Jo. Cranston and ye rest of ye gentlemen Assem- 
bled at mr. Smith's house or any others whome it may con- 
cerne, where as Naraganset Countrie is undoubtedly Cer- 
cumscribed wth in ye gracious grant of our Lord ye Kinge 
under ye great seale of England, unto ye CoUonie of Conecti- 
cot where they have asserted & exerted Governm't for divers 
yeares past, we by returne of ye said Authoritie doe there 
fore in his Maj'ts name declare against & prohibit you or any 
others from exerciseing any power wth in ye Limits of Nara- 
ganset where ye Governm't of Conecticot hath exserted Jur- 
isdiction, Except onely such as doe or shall derive Authority 
from ye Generall Assembly of Conecticot. 

Dated 22 August, 1672. 
by order of ye Court Edward Hutchinson Recorder. 

After this donne this warrant following was served on 
Tho. Goold. 

To mr. Thomas Goold ; 
you are hereby required in his Maj'ts name to appeare forte 
wth before ye Court, now siting by order of ye CoUonie of 
Conecticot at Capt. Hudson house, to Answer for yo'r Ciistiug 
contempt upon his Maj'ts Authoritie here setled by ye gen- 
erall Assembly of Conecticot, according to his Maj'ts charter 
& here of you are not»to faile upon yo'r perill. 

Dated 22 August, 1772. . 
by order of ye Court Edward Hutchinson, Recorder ; Thomas 
Goold in open Court refused to obay ye warrant above. After 



175 

wch^Capt. Cranston & Capt. Greene both warned nir. Goold 
& all others p'sent in his Maj'ts name not to obay yt warant 
or any other warrants from ye Courte, upon wch answer 
when they called a Constable apprehended Mary Johnston 
wch was plantife in ye complaint before mentioned, & car- 
ryed her away yt thereby they might abstruct ye Pleading of 
ye Court, but ye Court declaired ag't them and P'seed«d to 
take the testimony ag't mr. Goold wch is as follows. 

At Wickford ye 7 of August, 1672, mr. Thomas Goold 
answer is That he doth not value ye warneing of mr. Samuel 
Eldreds warrant to appeare ye 21 August, at ye Comisioners 
Court at Wickford, & said he did not nor would not yeeld? 
any obedience to any such Comandments, these words above 
written mr. Thomas Goold did replie as an Answer to mr. 
Eldreds warant, emediately after ye warant was read to mr- 
Thomas Goold in his house. 

22 August, 1672, Robert Cooke tooke his oath to ye truth 
o£ what is above written in open Court ye Constable affirrae- 
ing ye same. 

sworn in Court Edward Hutchinson, Recorder, this done 
ye Court desolved. 

(3* blank. 4*) Kings Province, June 23th 1686, 
At a Court held by his Maj'tes Commission aiid Justices 
at Maj'r Richard Smith's in Rochester in ye Kings Province. 

Present 

Joseph Dudley, Esq'r, President. 

John Winthrop | Esq'rs of his 

Edward Randolph, )" ,^ ., . ^ 
Richard Wharton, J ^^3 ties Connciil. 

John Blackwell, 

Elisha - HutclnTi son, 

Rich'd Smith, )- Esq'rs. 

Francis Brinley, 

John Saffin, * 



176 

John Tones, ) 

Thomas Ward, > Gent! 

James Pendleton. j 

Imprimus, The power and Commission of ye President, 
and ye rest of ye hono'rd Gentlemen Commissioned for tliat 
purpose was Read, and ye President and all ye Justices, there 
Assembled tooke ye Oath prescribed in said Commission 
and ye Justices oath, also Capt. John Blackwell, Capt. Elislia 
Hutchinson, mr. ffrancis Brinley, mr. John SafBn, Esq'rs, and 
mr. Thomas Ward tooke ye oath of Allegiance — John 
Fones sworne unto ye office of Gierke to S'd coort and all 
coorts which shall hereafter be held in ye Kings Province 
for ye time being — The Kings Commission to ye President 
& councill of his Territory & Dominion in New England, 
Qpenly read — Commissions unto all ye commissioned offi- 
cers of ye Respective companies of ye Militia in Kings 
Province Delivered by ye President, they haveing formerly 
taken oath of allegiance — Ordered that ye three Towns now 
in ye Kings Province Shkll be called Rochester ye first & 
chiefe formerly called Kingstowne, Feversham ye Second 
formerly called"Westerly, Dedford ye thethird formerly Green- 
wich — Elisha Hutchinson, Esq'r, having Exhibited a Booke 
and Reference & Report thereon under ye hands of John 
Pynshon, Bartholomew Gidney & Jonathan Tyng, Esq'rs, 
and ye or.der for allowance by ye President & councill at 
Boston, Dated ye seventeenth of this instant month of June, 
It is ordered that ye S'd Booke & Report & allowance 
thereon be committed to Capt. John Fones, Gierke & Record- 
er of this Province, and that ye matters Entered in ye S'd 
Booke, Stand & Remaine Authenticke Records of this Prov- 
ince and into ye Sau»e Booke, The Gierke is ordered to Enter 
Such further Records, grants & Bargaines of land &c. as 
shall be acknowledged & allowed befoie ye President or 
Some member of his Maj'ties councill from time to time 
under their hands with such other Deeds as have been 
allowed by former Authoritie — ^And'it is ordered that two 



177 

coorts of Pleas shall be held yearly at Eochester, The first 
court to hold ye Second monday in October and ye other ye 
last monday in may — And for ye Impartiall Issue of Titles 
of land within this Province, and that absent Claimers may 
not be impeded nor exception made against ye Judges, Sev- 
erall of his Maj'ties councill & justices a'ssigned to hold his 
Maj'ties court, here being convened in ye Generall Titles — 
It is ordered that all originall writs in Beall actions Shall be 
served at least thirty dayes before ye session of ye court 
that shall try ye case, and that declarations be filed in Six 
daies after ye process is served, and that ye Gierke of ye 
court for ye time being Shall at least eighteen daies before 
ye Sessson of ye court Transmit to ye President or Dept. 
President an Account of all Actions Entered & Depending 
on ye Gen'll titles — And it is ordered that in all other 
casfes ye proceedings of court in this Province be agreeable 
to ye Gen'll orders & Directions for Administration of Justice 
in other parts of his Maj'ties Territory & Dominion und'r 
this Government — =^ffor ye Settlements of Precints of Townes 
and ye Governm't of ye militia — It is ordered that ye Bounds 
of ye Towne of Eochester in ye Kings Province Shall be 
accounted to begin at ye Mill Eiver to ye Eastward of James 
Eeynolds, Sen'r, his house and tp Extend to ye westermost 
Bounds of ye tract of land commonly Knowne by ye name 
of Petiquamscut as it is Bounded by ye agreement made ye 
twenty fifth of Decemb'r, 1679, including the Northern & 
Southern tract purchased by ye late John Winthrop, Esq'r, 
& others also S'd Petiquamscut tract & Inhabitants thereof 
— It is ordered That ye Bounds of ye Towne of ffeversham 
in yeKings Province Shall accounted to begin at Eochester and 
Extend to pawcatuck Eiver — It is ordered That ye Bounds 
of ye Towne of Dedford in ye Kigns Province Shall begin at 
Eochester Bounds and to Extend unto ye Bounds of War- 
wick, includeing all ye lands in ye Kings Province to ye 
Eastward of ye S'd Towne of Eochester, (viz.) the lands for- 
merly called East Greenwich, Quoheset & Potowomack. and 



178 

ye Inhabitants thereof — It is ordered That all other Inhabi- 
tants in ye Kings Province Shall belong to and attend their 
Respective duties in Such of ye above S'd Townes as their 
habitants lye nearest until f utther orders — for as much as 
Sundry Persons have been deluded and whilst no Governm't 
was setled upon y6 place have been Encouraged without 
lycense from ye proprieto'rs to build & make Improvemen'ts 
upon ye lands called ye Mortgage lands — To ye End there- 
fore that all such persons may have Seasonable time to make 
their compasitions that so they Either upon Purchase Eents 
or other good Agreem'ts Enjoy their Respective Improvem'ts 
where ye same are not predjudiciall to Townships nor high- 
wayes, It is ordered that no possessor as Incombent off or upon, 
and such lands shall bemollested nor any action upon Title of 
land brought against them before ye twentieth day of Aug- 
ust next, and in case upon Treaty with ye propriet'rs or their 
committer they receive not satisfaction in ye Towue, The s'd 
possesso'rs or Incumbents Shall upon their complaint be 
heard by ye President & Councill at Boston, ( and relieve so 
farr as may be consistant with common Justice &hisMaj'ties 
Service ) who will further direct to ye Tryall & Issue of ye 
Differences — The court Adjourned till ye next day at Eight 
of ye clock — June ye 24:thj .1686, The s'd court again satt 
— Ordered that thirty or any less number of wild or un- 
marked horses to two yeares old or upwards Shall be taken 
up and by order of two of ye Justices of ye Peace sold and 
ye produce Imployed for ye building a Prison and Erecting 
stocks, and that Daniell Vernon be appointed Marshall of ye 
'Province an Prison Keeper — Ordered That Coppies of all 
publick. acts & orders of this court be fairly drawned and 
sent to ye Constables to be published in ye sevearaJl Townes 
in this Province — In Answer to ye complaint of James Goose 
late Servant to John Carr showing his Indenture & com- 
plaining that he is Dismissed after Nine yeares Service by ye 
s'd Indenture without nescessary Apparall, all which otli 
appeare unto ye court — It is therefore ordered by ye court 



179 

that ye s'd John Carr, ye Master, doe provide & Deliver unto 
ye S'd Servant one sui^e of Cloaths, one Shirt, Stockings & 
Shoes meet for Such a Servant for his body, within tenn daies 
next or pay unto him foure pounds to provide for himselfe, 
— Ordered That foure dayes in ye yeare he appoyuted for 
training, and that ye Penalty for non Appearance be six 
shillings Eight pence P. head — Ordered That all horse kind 
that are to be carried or transported out of ye Kings Province 
shall be viewed & Eegisterod by ye Gierke before they be 
carried away out of ye Province although not Entered 
bgf ffi-e — 

P. order of Coui't, John Fones, Gierke & Recorder. 

■ (5*) Kings Province October ye 13th, 1686. 
At a Court held for his Majesty in Rochester in ye Kings 
at ye liouae of Maj'r, Richard Smith. 
Present. 

John Winthrop, Esq'rs, one of the Gouncill, 
Elislia Hutchinson, 

Richard Smith, -p > 

-c • T> • 1 y J^sq rs. 

J raucis Jorinley, ^ 

John Saffin, 

John Fones, ] 

Thomas Ward, > Gent. 

James Pendleton, J 

The Gommission to' ye Justices from ye President & Goun- 
cill for holding ye courts in ye Kings Province was openly 
read in court — The Petition of mr. Simon Lynde which was 
Exhibited ye last court here in ye Kings Province, and 
Referred to this court, no Person appearina to Speake in that 
behalfe or to manage ye coTuplaint ye s'd Petitioners^ Sus- 
pended, and their being no Action depending nor othpr 
Business of Moment The court Disolyed. 

P. order court, John Fones, Gierke & Recorder. 

[The End.] 



•rr 



Contents. 



THE COMPANY'S PAPERS. 

1 Preamble. 1 
1* Cojiuaqiiands gift of the Northern Tract. 1 

2 Cojinaquaiids.gift of the Southern Tract. 1 

3 Orders of th^ Company. 4 

4 Ceshequansh and Scuttupo gift of Confirmation. 6 

5 Ceshequansh, Cojinaquand and Scuttup's gift of 

Confirmation. , 7 
•6 Ceshequnosh, Seuttup and Wequachanult's Con- 
firmation. 8 

7 Quequachfinuits Confirmation. 9 

8 Sackquaijsh, Nenograt, Seuttup and Wequachanuit's 

Confirmation. 10 
8* Names of the Qompany with agreement about tak- 
ing possession. 12 

9 The Sachems Receipt. 14 
10 John Winthrop's Receipt. 15 

, 11 Tiimteckowe's deed. ,. 15 

12 Orders of the* Company. 17 

13 Doings of Company's Committee. 18 

14 Orders of the Company. 19 
13 " " « « 2!1 

16 " " " '' 21 

17 " " u « . 23 

17* " to Mr. Richison. ■ 24 

18 Petition to Connecticutt. 24 



182 

19 Orders Coucerning the Southern Tract. 25 
19* Orders concerning both the Northern and Southern 

Tract. ■ ' ' . . 27 

20 Orders of. the Company , \ 29 

21 " " " " ' 30 

22 " " '• " - 31 

23 " " " " . 32 

24 Agreement with the Pettequamscutt Company. 33 
24* Farms laid out, their size and to whom sold. 36 

25 Doings of the Company's' Committee.- ' 37 

26 Committee Appointed. 39 

27 Orders concerning the Southern Tract. 40 

28 Deed, Edward. Hutchinson to Elisba Hutchinson. 42 
^9 Deed, Jonathan Atherton, Adm. to Thomas Deane 

and John Saffin. 45 

30 Deed, Jonathan Atherton, Adm. to John Saffin. " 47 

31 Doings of Company's Committee,. 49 
31* Confirmation of the Records. 50 

II 

THE FONES KECORD. 

« 

1 Orders for Committee. 52 

2 The Kings Commission. , 53 

3 The Councils Commission. 59 

4 The Councils Report to the King. 64 

5 Deed of Exchange between Francis Brinley and 

Samuel Viall. ^ 75 

6 Deed, Randall Holden to William Taylor and 

Richard Wharton. . 77 

7 Deed, William Mayes to William Taylor and Rich- 

ard -Wharton. " 79 

8 Deed, Samuel Cranston and Mary Jones to Richard 

Smith. 81 

9 James Russell, Exc. to Richard Wharton. 83 



183 

10 Deed, Richard Smith to Richard Wharton. 85 

11 Deed, Henry Fowler to Thomas Clarke. 87 

12 Deed, Capt. Thomas Clarke to Capt. William Hudson, 89 

13 Deed, Capt. William Hudson to Henry Tibbetts. 91 

14 Deed, Roger Williams to Richard Smith. 93 

15 Lease, Tasaquanat alias Coginaquand to Richard 

Smith. - 94 

16 Lsase, Goginaquaud to Richard Smith, Sr, and 

Richard Smith; Jr. • 97 

17 Coginaquand's grant of a small island to Richard 

Smith, Jr. - 99 

18 Scuttube nnd Quequaganewett confirmation to 

Richard Smith. 100 

19 Deed, Capt. William Hudson to Richard Smith. 103 

20 Deed, William Maze to Richard Smith. 104 

21 Deed, Randall Holden to Richard Smith. - 106 

22 Agreement between Richard Wharton and Thomas 

Miimford. ■ '' 109 

23 Deed, Samuel Cranston and Mrs. Mary Jones to 

Richard Smith. . * .<*t(,u t. aK/jw;^.. 110 

24 Deed, John Vyall to Richard Smith, w^uiij^i-^; r llg, 

25 Deed, Capt. Jonathan Athertonto Richard Smith. 115 

26 Deed, Richard Smith to Francis Brinley. • 116 

27 Deed, Richard Smith to Francis Brinley. 117 

28 Deed, Thomas Newton to Francis Brinley. 118 

29 Athertou's Confirmation to Richard Smith. 120 

30 Deed, Jonathan Atherton to Richard Smith. 122 

31 Deed, Richard Smith to Franci* Brinley. 125 

32 Deed, Jonathan Atherton to Francis Brinley. 128 

33 Deed, Richard Updike to Francis Brinley. , 130 

34 Deed, Atherton's Confirmation deed to Richard 

Smith. 132 

35 Richard Smith qijit claim deed to John Fones. 134 

36 John Winthiop's Confirmation to Richard Dummer. 135 

37 Deed, Richard Dummer to Jeremiah Dummer. *137 



184 

ft 

38 Deed, Jeremiah Diimmer to John Foiies. 138 

39 Deed, Joshua Hews to John Pones. 140 

40 Alice Hews quit claim to John Fones. 143 

41 Deed, George Denison to Symon Lynde. 144 

42 Deed, Daniel Gookin to Symon Lynde. 147 

43 Deed, Amos Richardson to Symon Lynde. 149' 

44 Deed Stephen Richardson to Symon Lynde. 151 

45 Deed, -Thomas Bell to Symon Lynde. 153 

46 Amos Richardson's letter to Symon Lynde. 155 

47 Deed, Richard Smith to John Briggs. 156 

48 Deed, Richard Smith to William Palmer. 157 
*49 Deed, Samuell Wilson to Henry Bull. 159- 

50 Agreement to build a Grist and Fulling mill on 

Mattatuiet river. ' . 161 

51 Deed, James Updike to Francis Brinley. 162 

52 Receipt to Richard Wharton. 164 

53 Acknowledgement of Receipt. 165 

54 Deed,. Anashuecott and others to John Fories & 

others. 166 

55 Account of Disbursements. 170 

56 A GommiBsioners Court at Wickford. 172 



General Index. 



Atsolome- 167, 168, 169 
Acre price per acre 5, 17, 
• 18,27 
Addertou' Maj. Hnmphrey, 

( see Athertou ) 6, 7, 8 
Adertoii, Maj. Humphrey, 

( see Atherton ) 1, 4, 5, 

10, 11 13 
Addington Isaac 47, 146 
Agreements to be reieorded 

29,30 
Akins widow 36 

Alcock Dr. Jolin 13, 19, 20, 

23, 30, 31, 38, 39, 40, 170, 

171 
Allyu John 12, 64, 65, 96, 

99, 100, 102, 146,149 
Allegiance oath of 58, 63 
Alsbrough Capt. •> 37 

Anashuecot or Anashueeot 

167, 168, 169 
Ancient Grant 69 

Ancient Inhabitants 66, 68 
A^ndrews John 165,^67, 168 
Arnold Asa 164 

Arnold Josiah 34, 36, 37 
Atherton Consider 121, 122 
Atherton Hope 121, 122 
Atherton Major Humphrey 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, 

17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 31', 



32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 
39,40, 41,45,47,49, 51, 
65, 70, 71, 72, .73, 113, 

121, 122, 127, l28, 132, 
134, 164, 165, 171 

Atlierton Increase 13, 19, 25, 

39, 47, 49 
Atherton Jaeovus 22, 23 
Atherton Capt. Jonathan 45, 

46, 47, 115, 117, 120, 121, 

122, 123, 124, 128, 132, 
134, 135, 164, 165, 173 ". 

Atherton Patience 127 

Atherton Watching 121, 122 
Attachments 24 

Awashous 15, 16, 98 

Awafhus , 9 

Ayres William ' 37 

B 
Beach the 155 

Bell Thomas 153, 154, 155 
Bendall Grace , 149 

Bird Thomas 133, 165 

Blacksmith 89 

Blackwell John 59, 60, 62, 

63, 175, 176 
Bradstreet Dudley 53, 54 
Bradstreet Simon 12, 19, 20, 

22, 30, 31, 32, 33, 39, 40, 

53, 24, 138 
Brenton Frances 31 

Brewstert Mr. 15 



186 



Briggs Jolin 116, 156, 166, 
167, 168 

Brinl-ey Frances 37, '38, 59, 
60, 63, 75, 76, 77, 81, 82, 
86jl06, 111, 116, 117, 119, 
120, 122, 124, 125, 126, 
128, 129, 130, 131, 133, 
134, 162, 163, 174,; 17*5, 

' 176,179 

Brinley; Vyillijiiu . .y^ 164 

Br(^pk^, (Thomas 77, ^^^M, 

Browne. , * "20, 21, 169.' 170 
Browne J|«nes , ,25, 29,, 33 
Browne C^ptf Jpku ^^2 

Bi'owne John Sr. '* . ,. 6, J 3 
Browne John.-rv,>.( 14, ^, 
Browije J.j, - ■ li9 

Btilkley Peter ' . 53, 54 

Bull Henry , 159, 160 

BiillJerah 35jn36,118, 139, 

'143 ., , 

Bundy William '- ,36 

Burden Elizabeth 118, 13.3 , 
Button Jjbhn ?rr'';i -^^ 

Cftfpentbr WillininSa 96, 1.02 
Carr Caleb 8, 18, 87, 92 » 
Carr John 104, 178, 17,^, _ 
Casey Michael :. r:.rt/.if'£ '^7. 
Case Joseph }• , 11.2 

Ceshequansh 6, 1; 8 o ',' \v . 
Champernoone Franefe;^? '?4 
Champlkirf Jef fere -i- :[ ,-^4 
Chancery Court 'o^f |3, 55 
Charles ■n.-^36^ :47^. 49, ^87, 
■ ^Sl*;!92iLia3.1.15,117,124, 

,K126, 131,. 134,1 136, 139, 
142, 146,149, 151, 152,. 

163,166, 172 •! n;.S,;n " 
Charles Capt. Will 27 



Charter the 67 

Cheffinch Thomas 73 

Chief Sachems 18 

Clarke John 68, 133, 165 
Clarke Thomas 87, 88, 89, 

90, 91, 92, 155 
Clarke Walter 129 

C.larke Weston 127 

Coddington Ann 126 

Coddington Jolui 126 

Cpddingtorir Thomas j ,108 
Coddington William QQ, 124, 
'127 ' . ^;^ 

Coduer G,eorge i ll6 

Go(i;-2eshal] James .160 

Coggeshall John 129 

Co,i^inaquand 2, 3,,4,*0, 7, 8, 

70, 77, 79,94, 95,;96v 
Croginaq^uon 1,2 , 
Coginiquand 95, 9p„97, 98, 

99, 100, 104, 106 . ■ 
Gogiquand 9, 96 
Cogi quant : ,, 82 

Cpj^naquant 34, 35 ,^ 
dojiquant ,11 1 

Cij-juaquand 40 

Cole John, , 25,43,104 

College Land . .144 

Qpmmissioners 10, 12, 13, 14, 

Commissioners Address 20 
Cmnmissionera Conrt 1,72 
Comirrissioners His Majesties 
; ,38,^68 

Committee ,. 18, 20 

Goimlnon Land ^3^?^jl38, 156 
Cfincessions _ 91 

Confirmation tlie kings 38 
Congdpn Ben , ^_ 37 

Coiinp;cti(ait agents 38 

Cononicus subjection of 66 



187 



Conscience Liberty of 57 
Constables ^ 24 

Contempts 63 

Controversies 68, 69 

Cooke Thonuis 175 

Coopet- a ' 130 

Coose James 178, 179 

Cord^ainer 140 

Cosonf Edward 172 

Costing William 115, 117 [ '; 
Clostoh William 160 

Cotton William 71 

Oouncil His Majesties 50 
Council the Priv'y ■ ' 53 
Council oath of 54, 56 
Country road 141 

Court of Civil and Criminal 
; practice 55, 56 
Court General 147, 148 
Court ordered 177 

Court of Eecord 55, 56 

Crabtree John 25 

Craft George 123, 125 
Crandall John 80, 104 
Cranfield Edward 64, 74, 75 
Cranston Major John 9, 15, 

16, 18, 27, 82, 110, 174, 

175 
Crajiston Samuel 81, 82, 110, 

111, 112 
Crosaman John- 36, 37 
Cnlpeper Lord " 38 

Cuniegrande Mr. 18 

Current monev 109 

D 
Dam to be built 86 

Danforth Tliomas 149 

Deane Thomas 30, 31, 38,39, 

45, 46 
Denison Anne 144, 145, 146 
Denison Major Daniel 12, 19, 



20, 22, 30, 31, 33, 138, 

146 
Denison Capt George 10, 12, 

19, 20, 22, 25, 30, 33, 38, 

39, 144, 145, 146, 171 
Dexter John 36, 37 
Dinners 15 

Disorders 24 

Dividends 30 

Downing William * 168 

Dry Cattle 23 

Dudley Joseph 53, 54, 59, 60, 

62 63, 64, 75, 79, 81, 83, 

111, 130, 143, 175 
Dummer Anna 139, 140 
Dummer Jeremiah 137, 138, 

139, 140 
Dummer Richard 135, 136, 

137, 138 
Dummer Richard Ji-. 138 
Dyre Samuel 42, 43, 115, 

117, 134 

E 
Eldred Dauie^ 42 

■Eldred Samuel Sr. 28, 41 
Eldred Samuel Jr. 25, 41' 
Eldred Samuel 14, 25,^93, 

110, 173, 175 
Elliott Asap 42 

Endicott Gov. John 71 

England Church of 58 

Englishmen 1, 3, 99 
English Money 122, 125 

English 66, 68, 79, 71, 169 
Evidences 30 

Farishee John 4 

Farms 22, 23 

Fenich Alexander 25 

Fishing 156 

Fitch John 150 



188 



Fonfes John 52, 59, 60/ 75, ,77, 
79, 81, 85, 87, 89, 91, ^3, 
94, 97, 99, 100, 103, 104, 
106, 108, 110, 112, 115, 
116, 118, 120, 122, 125, 
127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144,. 146, 149, 15t, 
153, 155, 157, 159, 161, 
162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 
168,169, .176, 177, 179 
FoMer' Heijiy 27, 87, 88, 

89,92 
Fovyler Rebecca 88, 89 

Frfeeke John 133 

FiinkJohn 150,152,153 
Fulling mill 161 

G 
-• -Gddaingtoh Thomas 78 

■ 'Gallup John 155, 156 

Gardiner Ben ' 37 

Gardiner George " 37 

■ Gai-retfc Elizabeth 124 

Garrett Harmon 72' 

Gedney Bartholomew 50, 
■ 51, 53, 54, 176 
General Assembly of Conn, 
- 174- 
General Assembly of R. I. 

66 
General Council 173 

General Court 144 

General Titles 177 

Giddeon 10 

Gideon • 9,145 

Gridley Henry ' 136 

Goates 93 

Goldsmith 138 

'Gold Thomas 87 

Gookin Daniel 95, 96," 98, 



102, 147, 148, 149 
Gookin Mary 147, 148, 149 
Goold ThSmas 173, 175 

Gore John 41, 42, 85 

Gorton Benjamin 78, 108 
Gorton Samuel 77; 78, p, 

80, 82, 104, 105, 106, 107, 

108, 111 
Gould John 18,166 

Gould Thomas 18, 23/ 27; '92 
Greene Henry 168 

Greene John 18„23, 25, 65, 

66, 122, 157, 166, 167, 

168, 175 
Greiene Nathaniel 4 

Greene Robert 77, 80, 83 
Greene Samuel 149 

Grist mill 161 

Grover Simon 81, 106 

Gunsmith 157 

H 
Hamilton Duke of 74 

Hart Thomas 37 

' Harris William 31,89. 96, 
"• ■99,102, 170 
Harvai€ College grant 69 
Havelahd Mr. 36 

Hewes Joshua 25 

Hugehews Mr. 155 

flayward John 49, 115 

Hazard Robert 37, 75, 76, 

81* 106 ■ 
Hefferland William . 37 
Helme Rouse 37 

Hewes Alice 143, 144 

Hewes Hannah 140, 141, 

142,143 
Highways 26,37,42,136, 

141, l59 
Hinckes John 54 

Hinckley Sir Thomas 64, 65 



189 



Hixe Susanna 156 

Hixe William 156 

Holden Frances 79, 108 

Holden Capt. Randall j3, 65, 

66, 77, 78,- 79, 82, 104, 

105, 106, 107 108, 111 
Holmes William 94 

Honeysuckle a red 97 

Hooper Christian 10 

Horses 179 

Horton Thomaa 13 

Houses to be built 22 

House Walter 25 

Howard John Sir 143 

Howard Robert 96, 98, 102, 

136 
Howler Mr. 18 

Hudson Capt. William 1. 2, 

3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 

16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 
"27, 29, 30, 31, 33,:40,.43, 

71, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 93, 

103, 171, 172, 173,'174r] 
Huling Alexander 42 

Huling Elizabeth 76 

Hull Capt. John 33, 34, 35, 

36,37,38 
Hutchinson Capt. Edward 4^ 

5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 

17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 
25, 26. 27, 28, 29, 31, 38, 
39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 71, 
135, 138, 171, 172, 173, 
174, 175, 176 

Hutchinson Edward Jr. 19, 
20 

Hutchinson Capt. Elisha"" 12, 
23, 24, 28, 30, 31, 32,.34, 
36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 
44, 50, 52, 59, 60, 62. 63, 
65, 73, 85, 86, 114, 170,. 



171, 176 
Hutchinson William 45, 84 

I 

Indian Planting 95 

Indian Royalties 13 

Indian Territojy 69 

Indian War 72 
Indians * 66, 68, 71 

Infidels 63 

Inhabitants 5, 17 

Iron Guns 93 

Islands the little 93 

J 
James II 53, 84, 158, 160, 

161 

James Will 37 

Johnson Hannah 154 

Johnson John 172 

Johnson Mary 175 

John 11 
Jones Mary 82, 111, 112 

K 

Kelland Thomas 49 

Kings Letter Patent 67 

Kings Warrant 59 

Knowles Henry 37 

Lamb Joshua 33, 38 

Lamb Josioh 65 

Leach Ambros 25, 36, 71 
Leverett Gov.' John; ; 47, 133 " 
Lord Capt, Richard 12, 19, 

20, 22, 25, 171 
Low Mr. 36 

Lynde Simon 30, 31, 33, 38, 
39, 40, 64, 65, 69, 73, 144 
145,147, 148, 149; 150, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 
179 . 

M- 
Maple Tree 97. 100 



190 



Marshall Thomas , 


160 


Marsh John 


154, 155 


Marsh Mary 


155, 156 


Martine John 


. 104 


Mason Robert 


53,54 



Mather Timothy 22, 25, 127 
Mattaickis 56 

Mayes Sarah * 81, 108 

Mayes William 80, 81, 104, 

105, 106 
Mead Samuel 161, 162 

Mexcon 100 

Michellson Edward 149 

MiUtia 57, 62, 177 

Mill to be built 85 

Mill farm for 37 

Mill dam 109 

Mill Pond 85 

Mill Site 109 

Minister a 5 

Ministry farm for the 37 

Miner Ephraim 152, 153 
Miner Thomas 9, 151 , 153, 

155 
Mixon's sons 100 

Money to be Advanced 38 
Money of New England 38 
Monks George 38 

Moody Eleazer 143 

More Ephraim 162 

Mortgages the 35, 39 

Mortgage Lands 14, 15, 32, 

34, 38, 45, 48, 49, 52, 128, 
170, 178 

Moseupp 168 

Mosip 111 

Mossip 77, 79, 104, 106 
Mumford Peleg 161, 162 
Mumford Thomas 109, 110, 

161, 162 

N 



Nammeash 166, 167, 168 
Narragansett Court 172 

Narragansett Sachems 1, 3* 

6, 7, 9 
Narragansett settlement 72 
Narragansetts 69 

Newbury plantation 35 

Newcombe 9 

Newcom 14 

New England Money 83, 87, 
90, 112, 119, 121, 123, 
125, 130, 138, 140, 143, 
149, 157, 159, 162 
Neneglad 14, 15 

Nenegratt 144 

Nenigrat 13, 35 

Nrnograt 10, 12 

Newton Abig&il 159 

Newton Thomas 94, 118 

119 120 
Nickols Col. 68 

Nickols Thomas! ^ 27, 173 
Ninagrautt 70, 71 

Ninicraft . 15 

Ninigratt 72 

Ninigrat 20 

Northern Tract 5, 17, 18 
Northup Stephen 36, 173 
Noyes James 73 


Oliver Capt. James 103 

Oliver Edmund 124 

Ompamiatt 166, 167, 168 
Opdyck Gysbert 98, 99 

Osbond Nathaniel 160 

P- 
Page Nicolas 146 

Palmer Bethia 161 

Palmer Edward 59, 60, 62, 

63, 64 I 
Palmer George 25, 161 



191 



Palmer William 


167, 158 


Palmitter John 


89 


Panatuk 


7,11 


Parkiuiui Elias 


170 


Park Deacon 


156 


Patient the 


68 



Peague 9, 18, 70 

Pearce William Sr. 91 

Pendleton James 59, 60, 176, 

179 
Pequods the 67 

Persons deluded 168 

Peter ]68 

Petition to Conn. , 24 
Pinder Jacob 85, 86 

Pissicus 66, 111 

Plais Enock 25 

Plantation settlement of 18 
Ptimouth Charter 69 

Plimouth Council 69 

Pil mouth Pattent 69, 70 

Pole John 47 

Powetuck 101 

Pratt Samuel 134 

Prentice Capt. Thomas 143, 

147 
Prentis John 164 

Prison ordered 178 

Proclammation a 65 

Profanities 24 

Propert;^ a pretended 69 

Proprietors Book 172 

Public acts 178 

Purchasers claims 72 

Pynchon John 45, 50, 51, 53, 

54, 64, 74, 176 
Q 
Quequacknuit 9 

Quequaganuett 70, 100, 101, 

102 
Quequashanuit 9 

Quescoquons 14, 12 



R 

liandolph Edward 51, 64, 

69,60,63,64,74,164,176 

Eawsou Edward 9 

Real actions 177 

Record book • 29 

Remedy for wrongs 178 

Reyuttlds James 177 

Reynolds John 14]; 

Rhodes John 71 

Rhode Islanders 68, 72 

Rhode Island a committee 

from 32 

Richardson Amos 5, 29, 33, 

103,136,138, 149, 150, 

151, 163, 156, 170, 171 

Richardson Lydia 151, 152 

Richardson Mary 160, 161 

Richardson Steph^i 151, 162 

Richardson AmDs 1, 2, 3, 5 

Richieson Amos 16, 16 

Richeson Amos 6, 8, 12, 14, 

17, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 

29,31 

Richeson Amos 3, 6, 19, 20, 

40 
Richison Mr. 24 

Robert 10 

Roome John 94 

Royal Letter 71 

Russell James 83, 84, 85 

Russell John 38 

Russell Richard 83, 84 

S 
Sachems the 33, 34; 35, 40, 
46, 48, 67, 68, 70, 72, 77, 
79, 93, 94, 97, 99, 100, 
101,104, 105, 106, 107, 
111, 146, 169 
SaffinJohn 26, 29, 30,31, 
32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42, 
45, 46, 47, 49, 52, 59, 60, 



192 



63,64,65,73,85,86,110, 

170, 174, 176, 176, 179 
Saggamor's the 71 

Sails John 18 

Saltonstall Edward 64 

Saltonstall Nathaniel 53, 54, 

74 
Sanford John 15, 16, Ig, 19, 

125, 157, 173 
Sanford Major Peleg 34, 36, 

37, 169 
Sassaman John 7 

Savage Thomas 144 

Sayles John 89 

Seire Feacias 53 

Scuthop 12 

Scuttape 15 

Scuttop 5, 7, 18 

Scuttube ^ 100, 101, 102 
Scuituop 144 

Scuttup6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 

70,71 
Seal of England 174 

Seawell Capt. Samuel 159 
Seecomp 166, 167, 168 
Sequenck 70 

Sergeant .General 65 

Sewall Samuell 38, 59, 60, 62, 

63 
Sewall 25, 93 

Sheldon John 161, 162 

Sherman Eber 37 

Sherman Edward 37 

Sherman Sampson 37 

Shipwright 162 

Shrimpton Samnel 64, 74 
Smith Esther 157, 158, 159 
Smith Hester 86, 98, 99 
Smith James 2, 3, 12,13, 16, 

19, 20, 39, 98 
Smith Richard 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 
8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 



20,23,24,25,26,27, 28, 
29, 31, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42,50,59,60,62,63, 64, 
73, 77, 79, 80, 82, 83, 85, 
86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97. 
99, 100, 101, 102, 105; 
107, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 
124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 

130, 132, 133, 135, 139, 
140, 141, 156, 157, 158, 

* 159, 161, 162, 163, 164, 

174, 175, 179 
Smith Major Richard 1, 2, 3, 
4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 
21, 23, 25, 32, 34, 37, 39, 
52, 71, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 103, 109, 

131, 142, 170, 171 
Smith Weston 2, 17 
Snooke John 11 3 
Southern Tract 5, 17 
Sobkquansh 9, 13 
Speare Richard 42 
Spink Robert 27, 115, 117, 

141 
Stanton Daniel 169 

Stanton John 4, 151, 153, 

155 
Stanton Robert - 153 

Stanton Thomas Sr. 4, 10, 

12, 19, 20, 22, 25, 30, 

147, 148, 171 
Stanton Thomas Jr. 12, 19, 

20, 22, 25 
Steavens Hen 25 

Stephens Walter Jr. 82, 111 
Sterling money 144, 147 
Stoughton William 53, 54, 

59,60,62,63,64, 74,75 
Strange Lieut. 81, 106, 129 



193 



Suckquaiisii 
Sweet James 
Sweet John 
Swift Obadiah 
Sylvester G. 
Sylvester Joseph 
T 
Tailor 

Tanner William 
TasaquanaM 
Tasaquanet 
Tasaquonet 
Tasaquonett 
Tasiquonitt 
Taxes 
Taylor Robert 



10, 11, 144 

118 

14 

133, 165 



76 
131 

153 

79,108 

95 

95, 111 

82 

96 

96 

58 

120 

Taylor William 31, 33, 37, 

38, 39, 77j 78, 'i 9, 80, 81, 

104,105,106, 107, 165, 

170 

Teeppetts Henry 157 

Ihomas John 115 

Thomas Capt, Nathaniel 52 

Tibbitts Hen 27, 91, 92 

Tib't Henry 25 

Tidgett Charles 165 

Tift John 37 

Tinker John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 

26,31,40 
Tocomminon 169 

Tocomino 6 

Torry Joseph 89, 91, 93 

Township set up 23 

Town bounds 177 

Town mens 176 

Trading House 93, 97, 99, 

100, 130, 162 
Trott Bernard 47 

Trowbridge James i27 

Tumteckowe 15, 16 

Turf and Twigg • -71 

Tybits Henry 166, 167, 168 



Tyecueesha 166, 167, 168 
Tyng Edward 49, 54, 140 
Tyng Jonathan 50, 51, 53, 

54, 176 

U 
United Colonies 67 

Updike James 162, 163, 164 
Updike Lodowick 110, 127, 

159 
Updike Richard 116, 124, 

130, 131, 133 
Usher John 45,53,54,118 

V 
Vernon Daniel 178 

Viall John 4, 29, 31, 33, 91, 

103, 134, 170 
Viall Samuel 75, 76 

Vintner 90, 103 

Virtue to be protected 37 
Vice to be punished 57 

Vyall Elizabeth 112, 113, 

114 
Vyall John 112, 113, 114, 

115, 117 

W 
Wadsworth John 64, 65 

Waite Samuel 25, 95, 96, 

101, 102, 156 
Wampkegge 166, 167 

Wampom 10, 14, 15 

Wanamachan 35 

Ward Thomas 59, 60, 176, 

179 
Warren Humphrey 49 

Washaucntt 169 

Waterman Thomas 27, 166, 

167, 168 
Webitamuck 15 

Welles Peter 79, 108, 135 
Wequachnnuit 8, 9, 10 

Wequnkunuit 11, 12, 144 
West Francis 120 



194 



Wharton Richard 31, 32, 33, 

37,38,39,40,42,52, 53, 

54, 59, 60, 65, 66, 73, 77, 

78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 

85, 86, 89, 91, 94, 96, 98, 

99, 100, 102, 104, 105, 

106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 

112, 116, 120, 122, 127, 

135, 157, 164, 165, 170, 

175 

Wharton William 39, 66 

Wharves # 26 

Whipple John Jr. 36, 37 

liVhitman Valentine 7, 8, 9, 

11,18 
Wickes Joseph 121, 122 
Wightman George 122, 168 
Wilbour Samuel 21, 33, 34, 

35,36 
Wilcox Capt. 23 

Wilderness the 144, 147, 148 
Willett Capt. Thomas 5, 6, 
12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 
26, 30, 31, 39 
Williams John 30, 3l, 129, 

170 
Williams Roger 93, 94 



Willis Ruben 2, 11, 16, 25, 

95, 96, 98, 101, 102, 156 

Willis Samuel 172 

WiUson Samuel 159, 160 

Wilson John 146 

Winthrop Major Elisha 39 

Winthrop Fitz John 54, 64 

Winthrop Gov. John 1, 2, 3, 

4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 15,16, 19, 

20, 22, 26, 29, 31, 33, 34, 

35, 39, 40, 42, 51, 59, 60, 

62, 63, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 

72, 73, 81, 115, 117, 132, 

133, 135, 136, 137, 139, 

146, 149, 171, 175, 177, 

179 

Winthrop Capt. Waite 22, 

25, 30, 31, 33, 38, 39, 40, 

53, 54, 64, 65, 85, 132, 

133, 170, 171 

Winslow Major Josias 5, 6, 

12, 14, 19, 20, 23, 39, 103 

Withington William 41 

Woodcock's meeting at 170 

Woodmansey John 4 

Writings to be recorded 30 



Index to Places. 



A 

AcquidueBset 134; 

Amei-iea 53, 59, 83, 85, 

116, 122 
Anachutuckett river 97 

Anachutuck river. 80 

Annaquatiickett river 79, 80 
Aupogatucket river 41, 85, 

86 
Annuxett Island 82 

Aunocktusick river 79 

Aiiochetucketjt river 3, 94, 

101 
Anochetiicket 3 

Anocketucket river 110 

Anocotuckett 104, 106 

Anoquatuckett river 158 
Aquidueisett 132 

B 

Barbadoes isles 157 

Bay the main 91 

Boston Neck 25,26,28,29, 

43, 75, 76, 109, 112, 119, 

121, 123, 125, 127, 132 

Boston Mass. 1,3, 12,. 15, 

17, 29, 30, 31, 32, 38, 39, 

40, 41, 42, 45, 47, 49, 51, 

54, 61, 66, 74, 79, 82, 83, 

85, 87, 89, 90,'91, 92, 103, 

104, 106, 109, 118, 129, 

131, 132, 133, 134, 138, 

140, 143, 144, 147, 148, 

149, 151, 153, 162, 164, 



165, 176 



C 



Cambi-idge Mass. 147 

Charleston Mass 83 

Cocumcosutt Harbor 97, 99 

Cocumcosutt 97, 99, 100 

Cocumcrosuck River 2 

Cocumcrosuck 1, 2, 3 

Gocumcroset river 3 

Cocumscrusuck 2 

Cocumsesset 3 

Cocumsessuck brooke 40 

Cocumsessuck 40 

Common path 103, 107 

Connecticut Colony 24, 64, 

73, 75, 96, 99, 100, 102, 

128, 132, 135, 139, 146, 

149, 172, 173, 174 

Connecticut ( spelled various- 

ly) 1,3,8,12,14,15, 

23, 24, 30, 33, 40, 67, 68, 

69, 71, 170, 171, 173, 174 

Connonacutt 140 

Cononicott .138 

Coweset Country 10, 33, 

35, 144, 145 
Cowhesett Country 69, 70 
Crab Rock 28 

D 

Bedford 176, 177 

Dorchester Mass. 1, 13, 15, 

33, 45, 47, 115, 122, 128 

Devils foot 166 



196 



E 
East Green wicli 177 

Eiigliiud: 38, 53, 55, 61, 

87, 92, 93, 118, 124, 126, 

131^ 139, 142, 156, 158, 

161, 163, 172, 174 
English path 18, 94, 100 
English ■ 7,15 

Essex Co. Mass. 137 

F 
Fevei-shaui, K. I. 176, 177 
■ Fox Island 77, 79,' 80, 82, 

104; 105, 106, 107 • 
Fiance 53, 87, 92, 93, 118, 

124, 126. 131, 158, 160, 

163, 166/ 172 
G 
Gl-eat Britain- ' ■ 160,166 
Greenwich, R. I. 176 

H 
Hartford, Ct. 12,71,120 
Harvard College 69 

Homogansett 77. 79, 82, 

104,105/106, 107 

I 

Indians 7, 8 

Ipswich, Mass. 12 

Island the little 99, 100, 

104, 106 
Ireland 53, 87, 92, 93, 118, 

124, 126, 131, 158, 160, 

163, 166, 172 
J 
Jamestown, R. I. 138, 140, 

143 
Judea Point 15 

K 
Kesecomoek 110 

Kesicomucke^ 106 

Kesicomuck 104 

"Kesoconico 82 



Kings Province 51, 52, 53, 60, 
63, 64, 65, 74, 75, 82, 85, 
109, 110, 112, 116, 117, 
122, 123, 125, 127, 129, 
130, 131, 132, 133, 156, 
159, 161, 164, 166, 172, 
175, 176, 177, 178, 179 
Kings Towne 77, 176 

L 
Little Creek 28 

London, Eng. 31, 84" 

M 
Maine 53 

Manhegan 15 

Marshfield, Mass. 12 

Mascacorwage 2 

Mascackawage river 2 

Mascuchawage 2 

Maskchechuaug river 166 
Masquechwaug river 169 
Massachusetts Bay 53, 55 
Massachusetts Colony 42, ' 
89, 98, 102, 122, 135, 136, 
138, 140, 144 
Massachusetts Plantation 67 
Massachusetts 1, 3, 8, 40, 

71, 95, 98, 102 
Matutucket river 40 41 

Mattatuxett river 161 

Mattatuxett 109 

Mattatuxet river 34 

Mattatuxset 3 

Mattutuxsett river 3 

Mill -Pond 26, 28 

Mill River. 177 

Musquatek 144 

■ .N 
Namecock Neck 3,21,41 
Namecock 70 

Namocock Neck 6 

Namocock 97, 101 



li-iT 



Nauaquaesett 100 

Nauaquakesett 109 

Naiiaquaxett 82, 114 

Nauequassett 77, 79 

Nan-iigaiisett Ba^ 67, 09, 

. 70, 73, 87, 92 

Nariagausett (Jouiitry 10, 

18, 21, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 

33, 35, 40, 42, 43, 45, 48, 

49, 51, 53, 60, 64, 65, .67, 

68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 

75, 77, 79, 83, 87, 90, 94, 

100, 103, 104, 106, 119, 

121, 123, 125, 128, 130, 

132, 135, 137, 138, 140, 

144, 145, 156, 161, 162, 

. 164, 166, 172, 174 

Naragansett Lands 19, 40 

Narragansett Eiver 67, 69, 

79, 73 
Narragansett 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
12, ] 4, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 
23,24,25,27,28,29, 31, 
38, 50, 69, 79, 85, 91, 93, 
97,99, 103, 105, 107,110, 
112, 115, 117, 118, 119, 
121, 123, 125, 127, 128, 
130, 132, 134, 139, 142, 
• 145, 156, 164, 166, 170, 

173, 174 
Nashua. 1,3,40 

Neaticott Conntry 10, 144. 

145 
Neck purchase 40 

Newbury, Mass. . 135, 137 
Newhury Plantation 35 

Newbury 77 

New England Province 151 
New England Territory 157 
New England 42, 45, 47, 48. 
53,54,57,58,59,61. 67, 



75, 83, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 
98, 102, 103, 104, 106, 
112, 116, 122, 131, 133, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 
140, 143,. 147,' 151, 157, 
159, 161, 164, 165, 166, 
170 
New Hampshire 53, 64 

New London, Conn. 110, 

144, 166 

Newport, R.I. 75, 80, 81, 

93, 104, 110, 116, 117, 

119, 125,, 127, 128, 130, 

162, 168 

New Plimouth Colony 112 

New Pliniouth 64 

Niantick Country 21, 22, 29, 

32, 33, 35, 69, 70, 72 
Nipmug Country 69 

Nonoquassett 105, 107 

Northern Piircliase 115, 121, 

134, 156 
Northern Tract.5, 6, 27, 31, 

70, 171, 177 
North Tract 170 

Northwest Line 34 

P« 
Paquinapfinge 97 

Pasacaco Pond 41 

PuRutat 166 

Pawtucket Country 69 

Patnclcett River (59, 70 

Pausacaco 34 

Pawcuckaron Pond 3 

Pawcuckai'on 3 

Pawcatuek River 147, 148, 

17-7 
Pawcatuek Neck 150, 151. 

153 
Pawquatuck River 67, 69, 
70, 73 



198 



Pawquat^ck 68 

Petaquamscott 71 

Petaquamscott 32 

Petaquamscott 3 

PetequamScott . 32 

Petequamscot River 34, 40 
Petequamscot 22 

Pettequamscutt Harbour 121, 

123, 125 
Petiquamscot 177 

Petyquamscott Land 38 

Pittewomuck River 87, 94 
Pequod Country 68, 69, 73, 

144, 147 
Pittaquamscutt Harbour 123 
Pitt Cofnicutt Harbour 16 
Plymouth Colony* 69, 70 
Plimouth 69, 71, 

Point Juda Neck 16, 22, 23, 

34, 128 
Pond the great 15 

Poquitt i*4 

Portsmouth . 93 

Potomcasutt 94 

Potomcasutt Harbour 94 
Potoume River 1" 

Potowomuci River 92 

Potowomuck 2,"177 

Providence Plantations . 69^ 

104, 106, 140, 143 
Providence 37, 69, 73, 87, 

89,93 

Q 
Quakesett 166 

Quckeset 166 

Quenaniquatt 134 

Quenebaug Country 69 

Quoheset !• ' 

Quononaqutt 166 

R 
Rehobatb Mass. 12, 69 



Rhode Island Colony 89, 92, 

93, 138, 149, 143, 166 
Rhode Island and Providence' 
Plantations 65, 89, 124, 
157, 161, 166, 173 
Rhode Islend Plantations t)7 
Rhode Islanders 73 

Rhode Island 15, 17,23,66, 
67, 68, 69, 72, 75, 80, 81, 
.93, 104, 117, 125, 128, 
130, 162, 168, 172, 173, 
174 
Rhode Isle * 32 

Road the common 94 

Rochester R. I. 52, 79, 81, 
89, 91, 93, 94,96, 98,, 99, 
100, 104, 106, 108, 109, 
112, 116, 120, 122, 127, * 
129, 131, 132, 133, 135, 
157, 158, 159, 161, 175, 
176, 177, 179 
Rocky Hill 97 

Roxbury Mass. 13 

S 
Sachames the 2. 3, 6, 7, 8, 

10, 14, 15, 
Sagamores the 6, 7, 8, 9 
Sawanoxott Island 77, 79 
Sawgoe 97 

Scotland 53, 87, 92, 93, 118, 
124, 126, 131, 158, 163, 
172 
Seakiinke Mass. 6, 13 

Shawatuckquese river 97 
Shewotuck Creeke 101 

Shewatucket 104 106 107 110 
Smith's trading house 5 

Southern Pnrchase 112,113 
Southern Tract 6, 25, 26, 27, 

28, 31, 40, 70, 171, 177 
Southertown Ct, '\2 



199 



South Sea , 67 

South Tract 170 

Sowanoxett 104, 105, i06 
Squamacock Neck 150, 151, 

153 
Stonington, Ct. 141, 144, 

150, 151,- 152, 153, 155, 

171 
Stony, River 18 

Suffolk Co. Mass. 87 

Sugar Loaf Hill 26, 29 

Swansey, Mass! 75, 112 

T 
Taunton, Mass. 37 

Trading house 9 

U 
United Colonies 10, 14, 24 

. W 
Wackquage 127 

'Wannalchercomoscut 3 



Wannamoqutt 15 

Wannuchecomscut 3 

Warwick, R. I. 73, 77, 79, 

104, 106, 111, 161, 177 
Wash Quange 112 

Waters the broad 94 

Wenannateke 15 

Wecapaug Brook 68, 69 

Wecapaug River 73 

Weequapaug Brook 144 

Wequapaug Neck 144 

Westerly, R. I. 176 

West line 34 

Westminster, Eng. 59, 67 
Weyanicock " 16 

Whiteholl, Eng, , 64, 66 

Wickford, R. I. 71, 134, 

156, 172, 173, 175 
Wyapumscut 2